Port Orange man beat crying cat to death with bat, police say

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A Port Orange man was arrested Tuesday soon after police mentioned he conquer a cat with a bat, tossed the animal down an embankment and killed it with various a lot more strikes following it began to cry out, according to a charging affidavit.

Justin Gale, 28, was reportedly seen standing with a lady outside the house a property on Taylor Avenue and witnesses mentioned he struck the cat with an 18-inch prolonged bat, the affidavit mentioned. Police mentioned Gale then allegedly walked throughout the street and threw the cat — wrapped in a jacket — toward a creek, officials mentioned.

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As Gale returned to the home, a witness said he could hear the cat crying, law enforcement stated. The woman informed Gale to “put the cat out of its misery,” immediately after which he reportedly walked again to the animal and hit it 3 additional times, the affidavit said.

Officers mentioned they have been led by witnesses to the bloodied bat, a white tank-prime that was covered in blood and the battered cat, which was on the embankment throughout the street, wrapped in a cheetah-print jacket.

Gale denied to officers that he had been in make contact with with the cat, however detectives experienced reportedly already caught up with two other witnesses who said Gale told them he killed the cat that early morning, repeating the “misery” line.

Gale faces charges of animal cruelty by means of intentional, cruel dying and illegal disposal of a useless domestic animal. He was booked at the Volusia County jail on $3,000 bond.

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