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Benjamin James Stavaas

Man accused of knifing dog may be in Colorado -- Warrant for his arrest does not allow for extradition in animal cruelty case

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A 23-year-old man on the lam after being accused of felony-level animal cruelty may be in Denver, where a warrant for his arrest does not allow for extradition.

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Benjamin James Stavaas of Battle Lake, Minn., faces six charges - two felonies - linked to an alleged admission to slitting the throat of his dog in a fit of rage this summer. After he missed a court date on July 26, an arrest warrant was issued.

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