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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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121.

dd    

I could have sworn that was the wife, he scares me!

1159 days ago
122.

Jon    

****ing piece of trash...I understand smacking the ho, but how are you going to kill your dogs. I hope they nuke your nuts you *******

1159 days ago
123.

queeniez71    

Thats a DUDE???

1159 days ago
124.

joel    

he ****ing shreds at guitar i dont care about his personal life

im the only one to say that. weird

1159 days ago
125.

Bubba    

Are you sure that is a male human being? Looks like a wasted woman to me.

1159 days ago
126.

WHATEVER    

JAIL is where they both belong. ********S, what is that **** about an aggressive dog ? like AS IF they couldn't tell ? and 4 dogs had to die for WHAT ????????? *******S ROT IN HELL

1158 days ago
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Sally Mattson    

He is a poor excuse for a human being and should be put behind bars for a long long time for what he did to those four dogs. There is no excuse for abusing or the killing of innocent God's creatures!!! Lock the monster up and throw away the key!!!

1158 days ago
128.

Mattcatter    

He made alot of bad choices (now and then) its too bad that he couldnt use his talent he had and ruined it by letting so much take away what he could have been. While I didnt care for him back then I wanted to respect him, however now I have none. He ruined his career and his life.

1158 days ago
129.

jeff    

I love Vinnie unconditionally! Just make more music. Gene & Paul hurt KISS by firing him!

1158 days ago
130.

J.E.D.    

What a dirtbag has been .Lock him up for a year!!

1158 days ago
131.

katie    

my aunt and uncel live right by them!!! :O

1158 days ago
132.

Matt    

I would like to see anybody try to cut heads with him on guitar!!You would loose.

1157 days ago
133.

darren    

hes lookn in a bad way vinnie by christ has he aged badly saying that he shouldnt have done what he done to hes wife and dogs also an eye for an eye doesnt help things he should do jail time for it not die like other people on here said thats retardish and typical yankee style.

1155 days ago
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