A Valley man is behind bars accused of killing his girlfriend's cats.
When officers arrived to the couple's apartment near 7th Street and Bell Road, they found blood spatter and a bloody cat carrier crate.
Police say Brendon Gebhardt tried to blame the vacuum for one of the cat's deaths.
The suspect's girlfriend said he told her the cat had a heart attack because it was so scared of the machine.
Gebhardt said the other cat died after he dropped a crate the kitten was confined in.
The suspect finally admitted to officers he got angry and killed the cats.
The man's girlfriend told police there is a history of domestic violence in the couple's relationship.
She said she has given up her third cat since she feels it is no longer safe.
Gebhardt is facing 2 counts of animal cruelty.