Josiah David Wheat has been arrested after posting a video of himself beating a litter of puppies to death with a baseball bat
Police planned a traffic stop to arrest Wheat in order to avoid a confrontation
Wheat was arrested in the past and placed on a 96 hour mental evaluation
Charges are expected to be filed against Wheat as soon as Friday
A Douglas County, Missouri man has been arrested after he filmed himself beating a litter of puppies to death with a baseball bat. Josiah David Wheat posted the video to his Facebook account On Tuesday.
Even more bizarre, Wheat claimed he beat the puppies to death because they were spawned by “vagrant dogs roaming about.” In comments on the video, Wheat clearly shows no remorse for his heinous actions.
The last post on Wheat’s Facebook account shows a picture of a small dog and reads, “SPOOKED A BIT , THE FEMALE CANINE DOESNT TAKE KINDLY WHEN PASSER-BY DOGS COME AROUND , NOW THIS FEMALE CANINE DOESNT HAVE A STRESS OF THE VAGRANT IMPREGNATION THAT WAS THE FIVE PUP LITTER WHICH WEIGHED THIS FEMALE CANINE DOWN “
Wheat was arrested Thursday morning, according to Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase. Police were aware of the incident since Tuesday but needed to form a strategy to figure out how to safely perform the arrest.
Thursday’s arrest is not the first time Douglas County has dealt with Wheat. Degase told KY3 the last time they encountered Wheat “He was combative; he had a 22. We ended up, I believe 96 hour committing him for a mental evaluation, and then really haven’t had any contact with him since then. But that incident there was tense. I believe he was tased twice.”
Mountain Grove officers planned the arrest and made it look like it was a simple traffic stop. During what Wheat thought to be a standard traffic stop, officers made the arrest for the grotesque video.
Wheat allowed officers to search his property Thursday afternoon. A bat that has matching writing as the bat in the video was found in Wheat’s vehicle during the stop. Wheat is being held in jail and Degase expects him to face charges as soon as Friday.