Man arrested, accused of beating his dog, threatening to shoot it

James Combs is accused of kicking and punching his dog. (WSYX/WTTE)

Marysville, Ohio police arrested a man feet from their station who they said beat his dog out in the open.

Dash cam captured the arrest of James Combs Friday night after witness told officers he tried to sell his dog and then threatened to shoot it.

Witnesses said he punched and kicked his pit bull.

Officers rescued the dog which they found in the trunk of his car.

"It sounds like he was just wanting to get rid of the dog,” Deputy Chief Tony Brooks told ABC 6/FOX 28. “He was tired of owning it.”

Combs told police he bought the dog four days prior from a woman in Columbus and wanted to give her back.

He’s been charged with two counts of animal cruelty.

The dog is now in the care of the Union County Humane Society.

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