Man charged after woman finds dog dead in Spartanburg Co.

Troy Lee Goode (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)

Deputies responded to an incident in a Spartanburg apartment complex where a woman's dog was found dead after an altercation with her ex-boyfriend.

Upon their arrival, deputies spoke to the victim regarding her relationship to the suspect, Troy Lee Goode.

While speaking to the victim, she acknowledged the record of a previous domestic incident back in Nov. 2017 that had restricted Goode to find work. Since then, deputies said the victim told them he has been staying with her, selling marijuana and asking for money.

It was on this day in April, when the victim stopped giving him money and answering his calls, according to deputies.

According to the report, when the victim refused to give him any more money, Goode began threatening her over the phone and through text messages.

The messages included threats for her life as well as the life of her dog, a 3 month old pit bull named Bella.

She said that some of the calls included him stating, "Hold on, I want you to hear this. Do you hear this?" She stated that she could hear Bella in the background crying like a dog sounds when they are hurt, the report states.

Over the next several hours she stated that Goode left her messages while she was at work. The messages stated that he couldn't wait for her to come home. She stated at that point she was not going home, told him "bye" and turned her phone off.

The next day, the victim went to her residence in Spartanburg accompanied by a police officer to gather her belongings.

According to deputies, as they opened the door of the residence they immediately noticed the apartment was covered with unknown markings, substances were strewn about, and feces were all over the walls, along with a suspicious black substance and Tide detergent.

The victim then began calling for Bella but no sound was heard. She walked to the patio door to see if she was outside, and there she was found lying on the futon already deceased.

Troy Lee Goode was booked at the Spartanburg County Detention Center and charged with arson of the third degree, trespassing after a warning, animal abuse, stalking, and as a fugitive from justice, according to Spartanburg Co. Detention Center records.

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