Upstate law enforcement sources have provided this news site with the full police report from last week’s horrific animal slaughter allegedly perpetrated by former South Carolina GOP executive director and social media firebrand Todd Kincannon.
News of this incident – which we broke exclusively yesterday – has prompted a flood of responses from across the country.
Many readers have (rightfully) expressed shock at the cruelty shown to the deceased animal. Others have told us they were sad – but not at all surprised – to hear of Kincannon’s apparent unspooling. Others have accused this news site of spreading #FakeNews about the 37-year-old attorney, who became a popular figure among some on the far right wing of the political spectrum via his sensational pronouncements on Twitter and Gab.
Twitter banned Kincannon years ago, while Gab – which dedicates itself to free speech – no longer features Kincannon on its platform. It is not immediately clear whether Kincannon was banned by the social media service or whether he chose to voluntarily remove his account.
What is clear? That our account is not #FakeNews …
In the early morning hours of Thursday, July 26 something bloody and awful happened inside 216 Jones Avenue in Simpsonville, S.C. – the home where Kincannon has been living with his parents, Jim Kincannon and Roxie Kincannon.
As we reported yesterday, officers of the Simpsonville, S.C. police department responded to a 9-1-1 call from Jim Kincannon telling them his wife had “locked herself in (a) bathroom” inside the home because “she was absolutely terrified of Todd because he had killed one of their dogs with his bare hands.”
Upon entering the residence, officers located “a deceased medium sized brown and black dog” on the floor of the kitchen – an animal which “appeared to have suffered numerous stab wounds and was laying in a large pool of blood.”
The dog – a 10-year-old Beagle/ Cattle dog mix named Bailey – belonged to Roxie Kincannon.
“Several suspect puncture marks” were observed on the left side of the deceased dog, and two knives were discovered in the kitchen sink.
The initial police narrative also revealed that Todd Kincannon confessed to stabbing Bailey, allegedly telling a detective with the department “I’m the second coming of Christ and I got a command from God to do it.”
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(Via: Lexington County, S.C.)
“The last time you saw me, you didn’t recognize me,” Kincannon (above) continued, according to the initial law enforcement narrative of events. “I’m Jesus. I’m not making it up. I have a sign.”
A lengthier version of the police narrative – obtained exclusively by this news site early Tuesday – delves further into Kincannon’s pronouncements in the aftermath of the ritualistic slaughter of Bailey.
According to a supplemental entry to the original incident report, Kincannon told police that “every 1,000 years Jesus needs a sacrifice and blood must be spilt.”
“Mr. Kincannon also advised that to his knowledge, only once has the sacrifice ever been a human,” the report stated. “Mr. Kincannon stated that God told him to sacrifice the dog belonging to his mother, Roxie Kincannon.”
The supplemental police report also reveals that the two knives discovered in the sink of the kitchen where this “sacrifice” took place contained “blood stains and dog hair.”
In what we are sure will make for harrowing television in the days to come, the police report further noted “this incident was recorded via Body Worn Camera.” Also captured via body camera? Kincannon’s ride from his parents’ home to Greenville Memorial Hospital, which took temporary custody of him pending a psychiatric evaluation.
This news site is in the process of submitting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the city of Simpsonsville in the hopes of obtaining these body camera recordings.
In the meantime, here is a copy of the full incident report we were provided …
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(Via: Simpsonville Police Department)
Of particular interest? The document also confirms our reporting that the office of S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson contacted the Simpsonville police and “stated that they were going to set no bond on Kincannon.”
Last April, Kincannon was indicted on kidnapping and aggravated domestic violence charges. Those charges – both felonies – are connected to a bizarre 2015 domestic incident involving Kincannon’s now ex-wife, Ashely Griffith.
Kincannon blamed that incident on an “accidental overdose” of the prescription drug Benzonatate – which he says he took to deal with an upper respiratory infection. He later sued this news site for reporting on those allegations, a case that was ultimately dismissed.
In addition to these charges, Kincannon was staring down other legal consequences in connection with a dog he allegedly stole from Griffith in May of 2016. This dog – “Noodle” (below, with Griffith) – was present in Kincannon’s parents’ home at the time of the incident last week, but according to police it was not harmed.
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Griffith told us in 2016 that she obtained Noodle in October 2009 when he was still a puppy – three years before she and Kincannon were married (and nearly two years before they had even met).
Kincannon allegedly abducted the animal in May of 2016 with the assistance of his mother.
According to our sources, he was hoping to use the animal as leverage in his divorce case with Griffith.
Two summers ago, S.C. family court judge Robert E. Newton ordered Kincannon to return the dog to its rightful owner – his estranged wife.
“(Kincannon) will arrange to have the dog at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department (LCSD) at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2016 for retrieval by (Griffith) or her designee,” Newton’s order stated.
Kincannon failed to comply, however, prompting police to pay a visit in early July 2016 to the same Simpsonville home that served as the backdrop for last week’s animal sacrifice. According to a witness to that exchange, Roxie Kincannon met officers at the home and informed them that her son had departed with “Noodle” the previous evening to whereabouts unbeknownst to either her or her husband.
Police still have not provided Griffith with custody of Noodle.
The self-described “Honey Badger of American Politics,” Kincannon has attracted considerable attention over the years for his over-the-top, far right social media pronouncements. For years, this news site consistently defended his First Amendment freedoms – and often agreed with him on certain issues – but in the years leading up to last week’s incident Kincannon appeared to become increasingly unhinged.
Kincannon had his license to practice law in South Carolina suspended in August of 2015, but he has continued to represent himself in both civil and criminal matters.
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