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October 4, 2012

Warrant issued for area man

TAHLEQUAH — A bench warrant has been ordered for an area man who failed to show up to his court appearance Wednesday.

Brandon Keith Hubbard, 29, of Rose, is facing allegations that he beat a woman and child and forced the child to watch as he decapitated a puppy.

Hubbard was handed a $5,000 bond in September following an agreement with prosecutors that he wouldn’t have contact with the alleged victim. He was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday in front of Associated District Judge Mark Dobbins.

Court records show Dobbins ordered no bond on the failure-to-appear warrant.

Hubbard previously pleaded not guilty to the charges of child abuse by injury, cruelty to animals, and domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor child.

Investigators have said the girl suffered “severe bruising” after being assaulted by Hubbard. He allegedly forced the girl and another child to watch as he beat a woman, then forced the woman to beat the girl. If the woman refused to beat the girl, Hubbard would assault the woman with a braided whip, court documents allege.

He allegedly decapitated  the puppy because the child hadn’t cleaned up after it.

Court documents show Hubbard is represented by Tahlequah attorney Doak Willis.

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