Two men were arrested in Johnson City after allegedly striking a dog with a machete during a home invasion robbery. The Johnson City Police Department says that the two men, 20-year-old Matthew Austin Woodyard and 26-year-old Antonio Eduardo Santos, entered a home in the 100 block of Faith Circle in masks while armed, stole a victim's property and hit a dog in the face with a machete. The dog was taken to a local animal hospital and was treated for its injuries. The victim of the robbery gave officers information that led the police to 1444 Milligan Highway, where some of the stolen property was recovered, and additional information was found that led them to Woodyard and Santos. Santos, of Johnson City, had an outstanding warrant for theft of property over $1,000, felony evading arrest, driving on a revoked license and stop sign violation. The two men were arrested and transported to the Washington County Detention Center. They were both charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, aggravated cruelty to animals, auto burglary, and theft of property under $1,000. Woodyard is held on a $38,000 bond and Santos is held on a $48,000 bond. They are both scheduled to be in court Monday afternoon.
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