ILLINOIS -- A Galva man has been arrested and charged with aggravated cruelty to animals after a family’s cat was shot by an arrow and later euthanized.
On Monday, Sept. 29, Galva Police concluded their investigation of a feline that was severely wounded by an archery arrow on Galva's southwest side Saturday, Sept. 20.
The investigation was forwarded to the Henry County State's Attorney’s Office and an arrest warrant was issued for Duane Michael VanDeSampel, 35, for the charge, which is a class 4 felony.
At about 1:10 p.m. Monday, VanDeSampel was taken into custody at his Galva home without incident.
As of 4:30 p.m. Monday, VanDeSampel was incarcerated at the Henry County Jail on $50,000 bond.
The cat was owned by the Quentin Osborne family.
VanDeSampel is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
The Galva Police Department reported that it appreciated the cooperation of Galva citizens in the investigation.
(Galva News - Sept 30, 2014)