Seattle police looking for man wanted for domestic violence, animal cruelty

Seattle police detectives are looking for a man wanted for domestic violence and animal cruelty.

According to police, back in August, 24-year-old Zach Grayson went to the Rainier Beach home of a woman he had previously been in a relationship with. He then held her in her home for three days, using physical force to keep her there, police said. 

The victim was eventually able to talk her way out and get out of the home. When she returned to the home a few hours later, Grayson beheaded a pet lizard named "My Friend" belonging to the victim's young child and hung it from the ceiling, police say. 

Police say Grayson wrote "I love you" on the table with the pet's blood. The child found his pet splayed in the gruesome manner. 

According to court documents, he has previously put a gun in the woman's mouth and threatened her, and also threatened to kill the child. 

Grayson may be in the Seattle or Federal Way area. 

He is wanted on charges of unlawful imprisonment, domestic violence, first-degree animal cruelty and third-degree malicious mischief. 

Grayson is 6'3" and weighs 212 pounds. 

If you know where he’s staying, you can submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound through the P3 Tips App or at You can also call 1-800-222-8477. You could receive $1,000 for your tip. 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence takes place in our nation every minute of every day, occurring every 15 seconds. If you or someone you know is in need of help, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or visit

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