|Updated: 7/30/2013 10:17 pm
||Published: 7/30/2013 10:59 am
The man accused of beating a dog to death with a log told FOX23 News he mentors at-risk kids and doesn't believe the allegations will impact his efforts to help kids.
"As long as God is on my side, I don't have anything to worry about it," said James Woodson.
He told FOX23 News in an exclusive interview he killed the dog out of fear and threw a log at the animal.
"I threw it at him, threw it at him as hard as I could yes," said James Woodson.
Only on FOX2 News, the dog's accused attacker and the dog's owner tell conflicting accounts on how the 10-pound dog died in the street Sunday night.
"Brutal, it's beyond inhumane," said Hannah Walker.
She owned Brutus the half-bred Chihuahua and half weenie dog who was about a year old and weighed 10 pounds.
"That was my baby," said Walker.
The suspected attacker said he was cleaning up tree debris when he saw Brutus and a pit bull walk near his yard and threw a log at one of the dogs.
"It doesn't matter what dog got killed the thing is that both dogs came out and one just happened to be the one that got killed it happened to be the little one," said Woodson.
He was arrested and went to jail on animal cruelty complaints.
Neighbors tell FOX23 News they swarmed the street.
"I heard it and I will never forget it," said Stacey Martinez.
Woodson's arrest report states witnesses told police he beat the dog twice with a log.
"I didn't beat the dog to death, the dog came after me. I was in my yard," said Woodson.
Brutus' owner believes her dog was murdered.
"My dog was just trying to go home," said Walker.
She was at work when her boyfriend called to tell her Brutus was killed. She rushed home and called police.
"I was at work and my dog got out. That’s on me but for him to be killed in the middle of the street was ridiculous," said Walker.
Woodson told FOX23 News he believes the dog was coming after him and he doesn't feel bad.
"What is the big deal?" said Woodson. "I don't care what people believe. I love dogs."
Walker isn't buying it and believes her dog was intentionally killed.
"There is nothing that anyone can do to replace my dog," said Walker.
The director at Tulsa Animal Welfare says the agency has not received a complaint about dogs at the Walker's address.
Woodson faces one count of animal cruelty and posted a $4,000 bond Monday night.