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Ex-KISS Guitarist -- Blood, Cuts, and 4 Dead Dogs

5/23/2011 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former KISS guitarist Vincent Cusano -- aka Vinnie Vincent -- allegedly smacked his wife in the face and dragged her through a pile of broken glass on the night he was arrested ... and when cops arrived to the house, they found 4 dead dogs at the scene ... this according to law enforcement.

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The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office tells TMZ ... on May 22, Vincent's wife, Diane, arrived to the Sheriff's Office "covered in blood" and reeking of alcohol.

Cops say 44-year-old Diane told the officers how she had just escaped from the couple's Tennessee home ... after Vincent "smacked her in the face" following an argument about a "female subject [Vincent] was talking to." She says Vincent then "grabbed her by the hair and threw her down to the ground."

Diane says Vincent then "dragged her through a pile of glass from a broken plate that had been on the floor since before the argument had started."

Diane told police she tried to get away -- but 58-year-old Vincent threw her to the ground 4 more times. She eventually escaped and drove herself to the station.

Cops dispatched officers to the home -- where they found Vincent and "four sealed containers containing deceased dogs."

Diane told the cops .... the dogs had been "killed by one of their aggressive dogs."

Vincent was eventually arrested and booked for aggravated domestic assault -- and his bond was set at $10,000.  TMZ obtained his mug shot, pictured above.

An animal service team was contacted to look into the dead dog situation.


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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

1218 days ago
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croc    

looks like a woman..a tired worn woman.

1218 days ago
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Lisa    

There's no way that's a guy.

1218 days ago
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Majestik    

Okay, WOT????

Douchebag beats on his wife, then kills the dogs? WTF, WTF, WTF???????

1218 days ago
5.

cat    

That's a woman...isn't it?

1218 days ago
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Tallulah    

He LOOKS like the wife!!

1218 days ago
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ckat    

What about the dogs? wtf. Man this world is SICK!

1218 days ago
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Allison    

Now that's some hardcore redneck Tennessee ish.

1218 days ago
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XIO BOBADILLA    

HE SHOULD BE KILLED, THAT SOB KILLED THOSE POOR DOGS. BASTARD DROP DEAD.

1218 days ago
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beadles    

The word is not wreaking, its reeking...

1218 days ago
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karlew    

Jesus he should wear the make up all the time. I'd have let the other chick have him if I was the wife. Sounds like a real nice guy too. That's the sign of a real gentleman and humanitarian, a beat up wife a 4 dead dogs.

1218 days ago
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GO girl    

Um, proofreaders...Can you say "reeking" and "smacked". Someone didn't have their dictionary on hand.

1218 days ago
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lander    

Btchs just never know when to shut up.

1218 days ago
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anony    

No, no--that's his wife. Right?

1218 days ago
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SUN    

OKAY, so he is crazy... Hope they lock the crazy man away for a long, long time. I am assuming he killed the dogs too.

1218 days ago
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