Santa Fe Police Discover Gruesome Case Of Animal Cruelty During Drug Bust

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“Sick POS…need to pay with jail time, for the animals they tortured & need to be removed from decent society; so they can’t harm or torture any more animals.”

SANTA FE, Texas – Santa Fe police say a drug bust led to the discovery of some horrific animal cruelty.

 38-year-old Veronica Lynn Springer

According to the Santa Fe Police Department, 39-year-old Brian Anthony Cheek and his wife, 38-year-old Veronica Lynn Springer, were arrested Friday night on narcotics charges after officers found almost 9 grams of crystal methamphetamines, a scale and packaging materials for sales.

However, while executing the warrant, detectives made a gruesome discovery, police said. Twenty cats ranging from kittens to full grown cats were discovered dead.

 39-year-old Brian Anthony Cheek

Police said the cats all appeared to have been tortured and killed. Evidence of strangulation, blunt force trauma, disemboweling and burning was found.

One of the dead cats was discovered in a box in the bed of Cheek’s truck, police said.

Remains of several of the cats were picked up by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Animal Cruelty investigators and will be examined by necropsy at which time additional felony charges are expected.

Cheek, already on felony probation, is charged with manufacture/delivery of controlled substances, a first-degree felony, police said. He is being held on a $300,000.00 bond.

Police said Springer is charged with possession of controlled substances, and she is being held on $20,000.00 bond.

Video & News Link:-http://www.khou.com/news/crime/Santa-Fe-police-discover-gruesome-case-of-animal-cruelty-during-drug-bust-235868541.html

Idaho Man Suspected of Monkey Killing to Be Moved To Ada County Jail

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A 22-year-old man suspected of killing a monkey at the Boise zoo is scheduled to be moved to a jail in Idaho‘s capital.

The Ada County Sheriff’s department said Tuesday that Michael J. Watkins would be moved from the Washington County jail in Weiser where he’s been held since Monday afternoon to the Ada County jail in Boise.

A Patas monkey looks out of his cage at Zoo

Watkins faces an arraignment hearing Wednesday in 4th District Court.

The patas monkey died early Saturday of blunt force trauma.

Authorities say they’ll charge Watkins with a pair of felonies: burglary, for allegedly breaking into Zoo Boise, and grand theft, for taking and killing the monkey.

Police don’t plan to charge a second man who was with Watkins, but apparently never entered the zoo.

A citizen’s tip led to Watkins’ arrest.

News Link:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/man-arrested-death-monkey-idaho-zoo-17762926#.ULGS2OTZaSq

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