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Second arrest made in far east El Paso animal cruelty case

Bobby Nieves was also wanted on outstanding warrants for unlawful restraint, assault family violence and criminal mischief.

A man wanted on two outstanding warrants for animal cruelty turned himself in to police Wednesday morning.

Bobby Nieves, 29, was also wanted on outstanding warrants for unlawful restraint, assault family violence and criminal mischief. He was featured on Crime Stoppers Most Wanted on Friday.

Police said Nieves’ arrest on the animal cruelty charges is related to the same incident that led to the arrest of Oyuki Diaz on Thursday.

On July 24, police officers responded to the 14400 block of Pacific Point Drive off Edgemere Boulevard in Far East El Paso to assist Animal Services.

A 2-year-old pit bull was found tied to pallets with no slack to move, and a pit bull puppy was found in an above-ground pool with its head above water, supporting itself on a filter spout, police said.

Police said there wasn’t any shelter, food or water for the dogs and the yard was unkempt. Both dogs had visible injuries, police said.

Detectives with the Animal Cruelty Investigative Unit conducted an investigation and issued a warrant for Diaz’s arrest.

Nieves was booked into the county jail with bonds totaling $10,500.

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