RENO, Nev. (August 13, 2014 Jason Brown, 24, who’s accused of killing and dismembering several dogs and keeping their heads in small refrigerator in a Nevada motel room, remains jailed, facing charges that could send him to prison.
Brown was scheduled to appear Wednesday at a status hearing in Reno Justice Court on animal torture and drug charges that could send him to prison for more than 20 years.
Authorities say he was arrested July 9 after a maid called police to report that she found a decapitated dog in the bathtub of a Reno motel room Brown was renting.
Police say they found four dog heads inside a small refrigerator, and several bloody knives and scissors.
Brown's lawyer, John Oakes, told the Reno Gazette-Journal the former Reno High School student has "mental health issues" and might need a psychiatric evaluation before he goes to trial.