(WBIR-Louisville) A Blount County man who confessed to intentionally killing his neighbor's dog last week is back in jail.
According to the Blount County Sheriff's Office, Fred Lee Wright, 62, violated an order of protection.
He returned to the Blount County Detention Facility on Wednesday night.
The order of protection is for Diane Stephens, the owner of the dog.
Last week, Wright admitted to killing a 7-month-old dog named Kyra. Kyra was in foster care at Stephens' home in Louisville.
The Blount County Sheriff's Office charged Wright with intentionally killing an animal and stalking. The 62-year-old was then released on a $1,500 bond.
Then on Sunday, Stephens says Wright went up to her gate which is against a judge's order. According to Stephens, she said, "I see you" in which Wright responded with, "I smell you." Stephens then called the Blount County Sheriff's Office.
"It has been hard for me. It's been hard for my family. They're very concerned about me. We've had to take extra measures for my protection," Stephens said.
Stephens placed a gate and private property signs all around her property after the dog killing.
Wright turned himself in on Wednesday. He is currently in custody at the Blount County Detention Facility on a $25,000 bond. According to Stephens, Wright will be held there until his first hearing, concerning both the dog's death and his bond violation, on September 26.
Diane Stephens was fostering a 7-month-old miniature Pinscher mix named was Kyra. Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said Fred Lee Wright, 62, of Louisville admitted to killing the dog. County arrested a man on Aug. 27 for intentionally killing his neighbor's dog.
Stephens told 10News she called 911 just after 8:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. She said Wright was standing in her driveway and wouldn't let her leave for work. Wright eventually let Stephens go. She then traveled down the road to meet with a Blount County sheriff's deputy.
"I said, 'Please go back and make sure he's not at my house doing something,'" Stephens said. "And, she called and said, 'he killed your dog.'"
The deputy found the 18-pound dog dead and bleeding on the ground in her kennel. When the deputy talked to Wright, he admitted he killed the dog.
"I can't even comprehend it," Stephens said. "It's just so evil."
The Blount County Sheriff's Office charged Wright with intentionally killing an animal and stalking. He was released on $1,500 bond Monday evening.
Stephens said over the last three years Wright had become increasingly harder to deal with. He would constantly bother her about her property. Stephens said Wright even once threatened her life.
"I've called the police on numerous occasions," she said. "He's even pulled a gun on me and my dog when we were driving out before and said, 'I was going to kill you all.'"
No court date has been set in the case. Stephens said Kyra is currently at UT where experts will perform a necropsy on her to determine how she died.