Arizona Man Gets Probation In Bestiality Case

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WTF…18 months suspended sentence?? Well considering how much court cost are…there wasn’t much point in going, was there? A shop lifter would have received a more stern sentence. Seriously, does anyone think that people who want sex with  animals are normal? Should they be allowed (especially after being arrested for either having or trying to have such heinous acts) to mingle amongst society; especially around children? Well I don’t! These people disgust & offend me, I think we all have a right to know where they are, where they live & most importantly; that the police are keeping an eye on them…which they can’t do if their on bloody probation!!

PHOENIX – A Mesa man busted in a bestiality case that stemmed from a Craigslist ad has been sentenced to 18 months of probation.

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Court records show Maricopa County Superior Court Commissioner Jeffrey Rueter sentenced Craig James Naylor on Friday.

Naylor was arrested in August after he met with an undercover detective and a dog at a Mesa hotel following two months of negotiations.

He told authorities at the time that he sought a dog through the online ad for sexual gratification because he had been having marital problems.

Authorities seized two computers and a cell phone as part of the investigation.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said Naylor’s was the sixth arrest of its kind for the department over the past year.

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Man pleads guilty in bestiality case

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PHOENIX — A Mesa man has admitted to using the website Craigslist.com to try to have sex with a dog.

Craig James Naylor, 47, entered a guilty plea Thursday to a charge of conspiracy to commit bestiality. He is due back in court on November 16 for sentencing.

Naylor was arrested back in August following an undercover operation by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies came in contact with Naylor through Craigslist, and spent two months exchanging emails about a dog.

Naylor eventually agreed to meet up with deputies to have sex with the dog, but he was arrested before the animal was brought into the room.

Naylor isn’t the only person who has used Craigslist to try to commit bestiality.

Several people have been arrested and convicted in the past two years for using the website to locate animals.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has written letters to Craigslist’s CEO asking that the company work harder to make sure that people aren’t using the site to commit illegal acts.

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PD: Animal Abuse Charges Tossed For Man In Cat Mutilation Case

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MESA, AZ (CBS5) -Mesa police said Monday they’ve tossed animal cruelty charges against a man accused of stealing and mutilating dozens of cats in Mesa, sparking outrage from a group of citizens.

The group, comprising residents and owners of the mutilated cats, has scheduled two protests against Scott Andrew Graham, 39, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Saturday at Alma School Road and Pecos Avenue, the entrance to Marlboro Mesa neighborhood in Mesa.

“Anyone that’s going to abduct 30 to 40 cats isn’t doing it just to play with them and let them go,” said protestor Lenetta Leger.

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“I mean, I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist or a psychologist to see there’s obviously something wrong with this man,” she continued during Tuesday’s protest.

The Maricopa County attorney’s office had referred the case back to police on Sept. 6 to gather more evidence.

“Investigative efforts have been exhausted,” Mesa police spokesman Sgt. Tony Landato said in a news release. “The decision was made to continue with only the theft charge.

Landato cited an investigation by detectives that called into question some initial facts of the case.

“Any additional or future charges are unlikely until additional evidence is developed or received that would allow the investigation to continue,” Landato said.

Tuesday, CBS 5 asked Landato for more information as to why the animal abuse charges were dropped.

“As it turns out, when we sat down with the photos of the mutilated cats and the (owners) and the photos they had, everyone was in agreement that although similar, this is not the victim’s cat,” explained Landato.

“So that’s a critical piece of evidence that now we’ve lost,” he continued.

Mesa police said Aug. 8 home surveillance video caught Graham  taking a cat from the top of a person’s vehicle in the 900 block of West Natal.

Several days later, the cat was found dead and mutilated behind a nearby strip mall where another mutilated cat was found.

On Aug. 23, police said a member of the neighbourhood watch, Ben Smith, said he saw the vehicle again and tried to catch him on his bike. The suspect allegedly threw the cat out the window and fled.

On Sept. 3, the same neighbour spotted the vehicle again, took photos and got his license plate number.

Graham was arrested on South Spruce in Mesa where he was staying with relatives.

Friday, CBS 5 News confirmed Graham was not in jail and tried to contact him at the home in Mesa. A relative answered the door and said, “No comment.”

Police said without the neighbour’s help, the arrest might not have ever happened.

“There would not have been an arrest and possibly never resulting in this case had he not had that… not just the one time but both times,” Landato said.

I was dead set on not losing this guy and getting as much photographic evidence as possible,” Smith said.

Police said Graham admitted to the theft charge and taking between 30 and 40 cats from the area. He denied harming the cats, stating he just played with them and then dropped them off at a different location.

Friday, a neighbour said she found another dead cat on Thursday.

“The neighbours think that maybe some antifreeze or something was given to the cats, so I don’t know. It was dead,” said Yolanda Fletcher.

Smith said Friday, “As soon as we found out in the neighbourhood that the charges were getting dropped, we went right back up to boosting patrols and adding surveillance cameras throughout the neighborhood.”

The suspect and his family told police he is deathly allergic to cats.

Graham was initially charged with one count of mistreatment to animals and two counts of cruelty to animals, along with one theft charge.

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Man stealing, mutilating cats caught

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MESA, Ariz. – A man who allegedly terrorized a Mesa neighborhood for weeks by abducting and killing their cats is finally in police custody.

The suspect, 39-year-old Scott Andrew Graham, is accused of stealing and mutilating cats in a Mesa neighborhood. 

Graham is charged with theft, mistreatment of animals and two counts of cruelty to animals.

Neighbour Ben Smith spotted a suspicious vehicle Monday night that he had seen in the neighborhood before, and decided to follow it and get its license plate number, police said.

A patrol officer found the home that the car was registered to and found out the suspect lives in the home with relatives, but he was not there at the time. When Graham returned home, he admitted to officers that he had taken 30 to 40 cats from the area. He denied harming the cats, he told police he only played with them and released them somewhere else.

Based on evidence at the home and in Graham’s vehicle, and surveillance video from the neighborhood, police found probable cause to arrest him.

Back on August 8, surveillance video showed a figure snatching a cat perched on his owner’s SUV. The cat was found killed days later. More and more cats continued to disappear in the neighborhood.

Trish Ferguson’s cat Lil Bit went missing in April.

“That is unbelievable, and just knowing he probably tortured her. It’s not fair it’s not right… it’s been very difficult, she was our baby she was part of the family.

As more and more cats went missing and neighbors had suspicions there was foul play, neighbourhood block watch captain Ben Smith knew something had to be done.

The past three weeks me and a couple of neighbors have been patrolling all hours of the night,” says Smith. Monday night, the patrols paid off.

Turns out that Smith saw the suspect and his vehicle in the neighborhood while on his bicycle once before, but the suspect threw a cat out the window and got away.

According to court paperwork, the evidence that police found in Graham’s vehicle was cat hair, blood, and the trunk smelled of “dead animal.”

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