“Sweitzer said he became very upset when he found Arya dead,” the affidavit said. “Sweitzer said he did push and pull (his roommate, causing him) to fall down and hit the dumpster.” Sweitzer said his roommate admitted to killing the dog, according to the document.
Sweitzer admitted to pinning his roommate down but denied choking him, the affidavit said. The victim told police Sweitzer choked him so he couldn’t breathe and that his vision became blurry, the document said. Police noted in the affidavit that the roommate had “obvious injuries on his face.”
When asked how Arya died, the roommate told police he’d stepped on the dog by accident.
Sweitzer was taken to the Travis County Jail, with bail set at $10,000, according to the affidavit.