Saturday, May 27, 2017

Florida: Tina Sandlin, on probation after decapitating her children's pet bunny in front of them in 2012, has been re-arrested on meth charges

FLORIDA -- Back in 2012, Tina Sandlin was at home snorting and/or smoking meth with her two small children in the home. She claimed to her husband that she was "bored" so she grabbed her children's pet bunny rabbit and called them into the room.

Holding the bunny by its ears which caused the bunny to kick in pain and distress, Sandlin began sawing at the bunny's neck, killing it and decapitating it right in front of her crying children (who were about 3 and 6 at the time).


The children told their father and Sandlin was arrested and charged with two counts of Child Abuse for Affliction of Mental Cruelty, Felony Cruelty to Animals, and Resisting an Officer without Violence. The resisting charge came as she was found hiding under a trailer from police when they arrived.

In court, Judge Elijah Smiley felt sorry for Sandlin and instead of sentencing her to prison for multiple years - which he could easily have done as chld abuse is a much harsher sentence than animal cruelty, instead he sent her off for one year of inpatient drug rehab. The judge did say she would be on probation for five years, but then said if she does what she's supposed to, he could end it after just 2.5 years.

Clearly Judge Elijah Smiley is a horrible judge of character because Sandlin has been caught with meth again. Bonus: she's still on probation so she was also charged with violating it. Technically she's supposed to go to jail/prison for the remainder of her term plus whatever new sentences she picks up, but I doubt that will happen. They'll give her a slap on the wrist and send her on her way to continue with the same probation and continue to violate it.

Arrest Information
Full Name: Tina Michelle Sandlin
Alias: Tina Michelle Byng, Tina Byng, Tina Sandlin Byng
Gender: Female
Birthdate: 12/13/1976
Arrest Age: 40
Arrest Date: 05/20/2017
Booking Number: 1313914
Location: Bay County, Florida
Total Bond: $3,000
Charges:
  1. Violation Description: POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE. Bond Amount: $2,500.00
  2. Violation Description: NARCOTIC EQUIP-POSSESS - AND OR USE. Bond Amount: $500.00
  3. Violation Description: VIOLATION OF PROBATION/PAROLE (VOP): CHILD ABUSE X2, ANIMAL CRUELTY


Earlier:

Michigan: Three-week-old baby killed by family pit bull

MICHIGAN -- Police in Michigan are investigating a dog attack that killed a 3-week-old girl.

It happened around 6 p.m. Thursday at a home 1146 Kalamazoo Avenue in Grand Rapids.


Grand Rapids Police Sgt. Terry Dixon said the baby girl, Susannah Jean Murray, was left alone in a glider — similar to a bouncer — while several adults were on the porch.

One of the adults went to check on the infant after about five minutes and noticed she had been bitten, Dixon said.

 

A Pit Bull was standing near the child with blood around its mouth, detectives said. Two other dogs were also in the house but not nearby, according to Dixon. He said the three dogs — all Pit Bulls — were not confined to an area in the house.

Police said they were notified about the situation at 2 a.m. Friday by Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, where the baby was taken. The infant had emergency surgery but died Friday morning, officers said.

An autopsy showed the baby girl’s injuries were consistent with a dog bite.

“This is a very, very tragic situation,” Dixon said.


During a news conference Friday afternoon, he reminded people not to leave children unattended around dogs or cats.

“Always keep a watchful eye on vulnerable youth and that’s what makes this difficult to report on.”

“Just the breed of a Pit Bull by itself is not enough to condemn it. Any dog can bite,” Dixon said.

Sgt. Dixon is an apologist. 

However, neighbors tell a different story:

Some who live in the neighborhood say the three pit bulls were a dangerous nuisance. “Yea, cause they are so mean and vicious,” explained Akilah Gordon. 

Hawa Abdi added, “I’d be scared because when the dogs get out the fence they used to chase us.”


He said at least one other child lives at the home. Child Protective Services has been notified of the situation and is investigating.

Police said no one has been charged in the case but officers will sit down with the prosecutor’s office to determine if charges should be filed.

Officers are not releasing names of the infant or those involved in the case at this time.

The dogs were taken to Kent County Animal Shelter, where they are under quarantine.

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(WKBN - May 26, 2017)

Canada: "He’s really a nice dog and he’s never done this before" says owner of pit bull which had just mauled family's small dogs, killing one

CANADA -- An Edmonton family is pushing for changes, after an off-leash pit bull attacked their two small dogs Saturday, killing one, and seriously injuring the other.

On Saturday morning, Sara Ward and her 12-year-old son took their family’s two Chihuahuas, Presley and Lola, out for a walk in west Edmonton.

 

Ward said they had walked to a man-made lake nearby, when they saw the other dog approach from behind the trees; Ward said she noticed it was not on a leash – and she moved quickly to protect the family dogs.

“I scooped up Presley and turned to my son to ask him to pick up our other dog Lola, and by the time I did that, the pit bull had run over and picked Lola in his mouth,” Ward said. “Immediately my son and I started screaming and it shook my dog violently around.”


Ward said she put down her dog, and punched the larger animal in an effort to get it to release her dog.

“When he finally let go of Lola he went and attacked Presley, and from there it’s kind of all a blur,” Ward said.


According to Ward, the owner of the pit bull, officials identified the breed as Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier, showed up on the scene after the incident had happened.

“His response was: ‘Well, he’s really a nice dog and he’s never done this before’,” Ward said. “Lola ended up just dying in my arms right there.

“Presley ended up breaking out of his collar and running home and my son chased him home.”

If this guy was really sorry he would do the right thing and put his killer pit bull to sleep. 

The family has been grappling with the shocking incident in the days since it happened, especially for Ward’s son.


“Needless to say, it’s been traumatizing for myself and my son, who cannot get this image out of his head,” Ward said.

As for the Pit bull, officials said it had been seized and could be held for up to 21 days.

“We’re going to be proceeding with, obviously, fines for the dog attack as well as dangerous dog application and what that does is allows us to put on additional conditions to the dog owner,” Keith Scott, coordinator of Animal Control, said.

Scott said the charges and fines have to go through court, and that process can take up to 8 months, and the dangerous dog application allows officials to put conditions on the dog right away.


“[It] allows us to go through a court order, which has a bit more teeth,” Scott said.

“If we feel this is a case where the dog shouldn’t go back and it’s a public safety risk, we could seek euthanasia for the dog.”

Scott said any punishments are on a case-by-case basis. Some other conditions placed on the animal could be requiring it be kenneled in a yard, or leashed and muzzled when not supervised, or that it couldn’t go to off-leash areas.

“The fine for a dog attack is $500, however, whenever there is a fatality usually we issue mandatory court, which allows us and the court to seek higher penalties, up to $10,000,” Scott said.


Annually, Scott said there are about 600 incidents of dog attack (chasing or nips) per year, and between 10 to 20 cases are fatalities.

Ward doesn’t think the punishment is enough.

“It was just complete negligence of this owner and he needs to be held responsible with more than just a $500 fine,” Ward said.

 

Scott is reminding dog owners to follow the rules when it comes to dogs.

“So I think it’s really important for people to understand there are rules out there, and that dogs are not to be off leash unless they’re in an off leash area, and even in an off leash area, their dogs need to be under control,” Scott said, saying pet owners should make sure they’re aware where off leash areas are, adding that dog owners caught with their pets off leash could be fined $100.


“There’s designated off leash areas where people should take their dogs, otherwise dogs should always be on a leash.”

Ward hopes their story acts as a reminder to dog owners to keep their dogs on a leash.

“It’s been devastating for us, and it’s just a senseless thing. It’s so preventable.”

Girl tried to get snotty with the reporter insinuating that they wouldn't have reported on this story at all if it weren't that, as usual, the killer dogs were pit bulls. Glad to see the reporter shut her down.


(CTV - May 23, 2017)

California: Helen Woodward Animal Center holds special fundraiser for dog from Mexico severely abused by owners, then attacked by pit bulls

CALIFORNIA -- The Helen Woodward Animal Center of Rancho Santa Fe announced Monday that a special fund will support veterinary care for a 2-year-old Pointer mix that was severely abused by his owner and neighbors, and survived a pit bull attack in Mexico.

Named Dwayne "The Rock" for his steadfast strength and sweet disposition, the dog was rescued in Tijuana, Mexico and brought to the United States.


According to the rescuer, Dwayne's owner bound the canine with a crude wire muzzle, kicked him and beat him with sticks. 
 
After the owner was jailed on an unrelated offense, the dog wandered the streets, where residents disgusted by his deformities threw stones and scalding water at him, the rescuer said.


Dwayne was also attacked by a pair of pit bulls. He was left with a deformed muzzle that made his breathing labored, and injuries to his front right leg and elbow, skin and coat.


The dog remains good-natured despite his his ordeal, according to center President and CEO Mike Arms.

"This beautiful dog took all the despicable abuse and neglect man can show to an animal, and still he wouldn't turn on mankind,'' Arms said. "Helping animals like this is at the heart of Helen Woodward Animal Center. This is what we stand for and we'll do everything we can to care for him and protect him.''

People can make donations for the canine's care via AnimalCenter.org/RescueDwayne.


Money raised will be used to enlist specialists who can provide Dwayne with reconstructive surgery, according to center officials. They said Dwayne's injuries were so extensive, and projected veterinary costs so high, that none of the rescuers' usual shelter contacts would accept him.

Dwayne is currently living with a foster family, and will be made available for adoption after he is fully recovered, according to the center.


(KUSI - May 18, 2017)

Florida: Florida Fish and Wildlife Arrests 9 In Major Alligator Egg Bust After Long-Term Covert Investigation

FLORIDA -- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers arrested nine suspects on Wednesday for violations of Florida’s laws pertaining to possession of American alligator, alligator egg harvesting, interstate transport of alligator eggs and hatchlings, falsifying official records, dealing in stolen property, conspiracy to commit racketeering, racketeering and other wildlife violations.

These serious charges include first, second and third degree felonies.


Florida Fish and Wildlife officials set up a fully-functioning alligator farm in Arcadia in DeSoto County, with undercover officers living on property.

Over the years, the officers say they met several people dealing in illegally harvested gator eggs and illegally catching gators.

During the course of the investigation, FWC undercover officers documented numerous criminal violations, resulting in the arrest of nine individuals for 44 felony violations.

Investigators documented over 10,000 illegally harvested eggs during the course of the undercover operation.


The officers say the illegal eggs and gators were being laundered through certain alligator farms. Some of the defendants even took the officers on hunts and illegally caught and sold gators.

“Many of these suspects were part of a criminal conspiracy,” said Maj. Grant Burton, head of the FWC’s Investigations Section.

“Their crimes pose serious environmental and economic consequences. These suspects not only damage Florida’s valuable natural resources, they also harm law-abiding business owners by operating black markets that undermine the legal process.”


Wildlife conservation laws are in place to protect and manage Florida’s precious natural resources for legitimate use by the public.

When people break those laws, they jeopardize the ability of the state to manage those resources for the future. If left unchecked, this valuable natural resource could have been severely damaged.

There are aspects of this investigation that are still ongoing, and the FWC expects more arrests to be forthcoming.


The public can help by reporting suspected violations to the FWC. To make a report, call the Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922) or text Tip@MyFWC.com

SUSPECTS ARRESTED AND CHARGES: 

Robert Kelly Albritton
Charges include: One felony count of Racketeering. One felony count of Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering. One felony count of Scheme to Defraud. Fourteen felony counts of Unlawful Possession of Alligator Eggs/Alligators.
Arrest Age: 36
Gender: Male
Birthdate: 01/21/1981
Block: 4100 Langford St
City: Arcadia, Florida 34266
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 185 lbs
Hair Color: BRO
Eye Color: BLU
Arresting Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Total Bond: $48,000


Charges
  1. PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - RACKETEERING VIOLATION. BOND: $10000
  2. PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - RACKETEERING VIOLATION. BOND: $5000
  3. FRAUD-SWINDLE - OBTAIN PROPERTY 50K DOLS OR MORE. BOND: $5000
  4. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2000
  5. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2000
  6. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2000
  7. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2000
  8. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2000
  9. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2000
  10. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2000
  11. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2000
  12. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2000
  13. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2000
  14. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2000
  15. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2000
  16. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2000
  17. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2000

Robert Thomas Beasley
Charges include: One felony count of Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering. Six felony counts of Unlawful Possession of Alligator Eggs/Alligators.
Arrest Age:38
Gender: Male
Birthdate: 02/05/1979
Block: 8900 SW Rabbit Trail
City: Arcadia, Florida 34266
Height: 6'01"
Weight: 235 lbs
Hair Color: BRO
Eye Color: BLU
Arresting Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Total Bond: $25,000


Charges
  1. PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - RACKETEERING VIOLATION. BOND: $10000
  2. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2500
  3. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2500
  4. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2500
  5. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2500
  6. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2500
  7. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2500
David Wentworth Nellis
Charges include: One felony count of Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering. One felony count of Uttering a Forged Instrument. One felony count of Unlawful Possession of Alligator Eggs.
Last known address: 4333 Nellis Ln Punta Gorda, FL
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthdate: 10/10/1943
Arrest age: 73
Arresting Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Charges:
  1. Violation Code: 379.409 - Violation Description: LVL4 KILL INJUR POSS GATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY (LEV:F DEG:T 8220)
  2. Violation Code: 901.04 - Violation Description: Out of County Warrant (LEV:N DEG:N 6265)
Carl Wayne Pickle Jr.
Charges include: One felony count of Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering. Four felony counts of Unlawful Possession of Alligator Eggs/Alligators.
Arrest Age: 47
Gender: Male
Birthdate: 12/22/1969
Block: 7100 NW Oak Hill Ave
City: Arcadia, Florida 34266
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 220 lbs
Hair Color: BRO
Eye Color: BLU
Arresting Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Total Bond: $20,000


Charges
  1. PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES - RACKETEERING VIOLATION. BOND: $10000
  2. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2500
  3. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2500
  4. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2500
  5. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2500
Wayne Andrew Nichols
Charges include: Three felony counts of Unlawful Possession of Alligators. One felony count of Unlawful Killing of White Ibis. One first-degree misdemeanor count of Attempting to Take White Ibis.
Arrest Age:41
Gender: Male
Birthdate: 07/15/1975
Block: 3300 NW Crestwood St
City: Arcadia, Florida 34266
Height: 6'00"
Weight: 205 lbs
Hair Color: BRO
Eye Color: BRO
Arresting Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Total Bond: $10,500


Charges
  1. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2500
  2. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2500
  3. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $2500
  4. CONSERVATION - KILL WOUND PROTECTED SPECIES OR EGGS OR NEST. BOND: $2500
  5. CONSERVATION - KILL WOUND PROTECTED SPECIES OR EGGS OR NEST. BOND: $500
Christopher Lee Briscall
Charges include: One felony count of Unlawful Possession of Alligators. One felony count of Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Stolen Property.
Arrest Age:22
Gender: Male
Birthdate: 01/28/1995
Block: 2600 Phillips Rd
City: Fort Denaud, Florida 33935
Height: 6'00"
Weight: 168 lbs
Hair Color: BRO
Eye Color: BRO
Arresting agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Matthew Edward Evors
Charges include: One felony count of Unlawful Possession of Alligators. One felony count of Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Stolen Property.
Address: 309 NE 14th Terrace, Cape Coral, Florida
Arrest Age: 24
Gender: Male
Birthdate: 10/20/1992
Block: 300 NE 14th Terrace
City: Cape Coral, Florida 33909
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 165 lbs
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Green


Charges:
  1. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS (LVL4 KILL INJUR POSS GATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY). BOND: $5000
  2. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS (LVL4 KILL INJUR POSS GATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY). BOND: $5000
  3. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS (LVL4 KILL INJUR POSS GATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY). BOND: $5000
  4. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS (LVL4 KILL INJUR POSS GATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY). BOND: $5000
  5. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS (LVL4 KILL INJUR POSS GATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY). BOND: $5000
  6. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS (LVL4 KILL INJUR POSS GATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY). BOND: $5000
  7. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS (LVL4 KILL INJUR POSS GATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY). BOND: $5000
  8. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS (LVL4 KILL INJUR POSS GATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY). BOND: $5000
  9. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS (LVL4 KILL INJUR POSS GATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY). BOND: $5000
  10. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS (LVL4 KILL INJUR POSS GATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY). BOND: $5000
  11. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS (LVL4 KILL INJUR POSS GATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY). BOND: $5000
  12. OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT
Isaiah Joseph Romano
Charges Include: One felony count of Unlawful Possession of Alligators. One felony count of Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Stolen Property.
Block: 1800 NE 17th Ave
City: Cape Coral, Florida 33909
Gender: Male
Birthdate: 12/17/1994
Arrest Age: 22
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 145 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Arrest Date: 05/24/2017
Location: Lee County, Florida


Charges:
  1. OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT
  2. OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT
Jacob Oliver Bustin-Pitts
Charges include: One felony count of Unlawful Possession of Alligators. One felony count of Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Stolen Property.
Last Known Address: 3809 SE 2nd Pl permanent Cape Coral FL 33904
Race: White
Sex: Male
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 165 lbs
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond
Birthdate: 11/11/1993
Arrest age: 23
Total Bond: $2,500
Bond Type: Cash/Surety


Charge:
  1. OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT (OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT)
Previous arrest:
Arrest Date: 03/01/2014
Full name: Jacob Oliver Bustin-Pitts
Charge
  1. PROB VIOLATION. BOND: $1000
Previous arrest:
Arrest Date: 12/07/2014
Full name: Jacob Oliver Bustin-Pitts
Location: Hendry County, Florida
Charge
  1. OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. STATUTE: 901.04

Previous arrest:
Arrest date: 12/09/2014
Full name: Jacob Oliver Bustin-Pitts
Last known address: 1298 Carson Dr, LaBelle FL 33975
Race: White
Sex: Male
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 165 lbs
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond
Birthdate: 11/11/1993
Arrest age: 21
Booking #: 791142
Agency: Lee County Sheriff's Office


Charge:
  1. Probation Violation (Misdemeanor)
Also arrested:

Charles Dustin Accardi
Arrest Age:25
Gender: Male
Birthdate: 05/16/1992
Block: 1100 SugarBabe Ave
City: Arcadia, Florida 34266
Height: 5'07"
Weight: 180 lbs
Hair Color: BRO
Eye Color: GRN
Arresting Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Total Bond: $1,500


Charge:
  1. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS - KILL INJURE POSS ALLIGATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY. BOND: $1500
Charles Daniel Brown
Arrest Age: 30
Gender: Male
Birthdate: 09/11/1986
Block: 7700 McDaniel Dr
City: North Fort Myers, Florida 33917
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 165 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Arrest Date: 05/24/2017
Location: Lee County, Florida
Total bond: $10,000

Charges
  1. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS (LVL4 KILL INJUR POSS GATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY). BOND: $5,000
  2. CONSERVATION-ANIMALS (LVL4 KILL INJUR POSS GATOR OR EGG WO AUTHORITY). BOND: $5,000
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Designation: Sexual Offender
Name: Charles Daniel Brown
Race: White
Sex: Male
Date of Birth: 09/11/1986
Address: 7760 McDaniel Dr, North Fort Myers, FL 33917-1930
Adjudication Date: 06/19/2007


Crime Description: Lewd or lascivious molestation victim 12-15 years old offender 18 or older; F.S. 800.04(5)(c)(2) (PRINCIPAL)
Court Case Number: 0615954
Adjudication: Guilty/convicted
Victim Information
Gender: Unknown
Minor: Yes

VIDEO CLIP (WINK NEWS)


(Spacecoast Daily - May 25, 2017)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Florida: This is what happens when you give David Rivera, who hanged his mother's Chihuahua to death, probation. Good job, Florida!

FLORIDA -- The headless animals found in a recycling bin in DeBary were part of a cleansing ritual, according to a Volusia sheriff’s report.

Probation Officer Justine Matherly told deputies she’d gone to 90 Dirksen Drive to check on her probationer, David Rivera, on the evening of May 16 when she noticed blood on Rivera’s head, according to the report.

Rivera, 25, claimed a "cleansing ritual" was taking place.


Sitting around the headless animals, which included birds, a goat and a turtle, were members of Rivera’s family who told Matherly they were performing a ritual abuse and torture of animals to cleanse Rivera of the schizophrenic thoughts he’d been having, according to the report.

The animal remains were found in a recycling bin on Toms Road by a bicyclist the morning after the ritual, according to the report. The incident remains under investigation.


Rivera was sentenced in November to five years of probation for felony animal cruelty, records show.

In April 2016, he was in an eight-hour standoff with deputies after he hanged his mother’s dog then threatened to hang himself.

Events began after Rivera, 24, was arguing with his mother at her home at 90 Dirksen Drive over his unemployment, according to the sheriff's report.

VIDEO NEWS CLIP:


That's when he dragged a 5-year-old Chihuahua named Benji out to the tree in his mother's backyard and dropped it from a limb with a metal chain around its neck, the report states, hanging it to death.

But then events took another turn and David, a former Deltona High School student, climbed 30 feet into the oak tree, tied a metal cable around his neck, swung the other end around a limb and threatened to jump, deputies said.

Too bad he didn't.

The 49-year-old mother of five sons immediately called 9-1-1.

"I have an emergency in my house. My son is crazy. He killed one of the dogs," cried Belica Rivera in the call as she tried to get emergency services to come out to her home, just across the street from Gemini Springs Dog Park.

Belica Rivera said she was urging her son to make money to help support two children he fathered — a son who lives with his mom in Indiana and a daughter who lives with her mother in Deltona.


Full Name: David Noell Rivera
Gender: Male
Race: Hispanic
Birthdate: 10/19/1991
Address: 90 Dirksen Dr, DeBary, Florida 32713
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Arrest Age: 25
Date:05/25/2017
Time: 2:10 PM
Arresting Agency: Volusia County Sheriff's Office
Charges
#1 FELONY CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
STATUTE: 828.12(2)(a)


(CB Emerald Coast - May 25, 2017)

Earlier:

Texas: Nine-month old Pit bull puppy nearly kills nine-year-old Pug, which it had been around many times before that 'pit bull instinct' took over

TEXAS -- Captain Yipee‏ @4westriver posted on Twitter

A 9 mo. Old pit bull puppy who has been @ our house many times, attacked and almost killed our 9 yr old Pug today. ๐Ÿ˜ฅprayers for Buddy

At just 9 months old, this Pit Bull puppy nearly killed this Pug

Ed @vette_ed  May 22
Replying to @4westriver
Hate pit bulls...I carry a large knife when I walk Miesha... in case of attack... enough said.. sorry.

Captain Yipee‏ @4westriver  May 22
It was horrible, if my older son wasn't home she would have killed him. I cannot get that image out of my head.

Ed @vette_ed  May 22
Don't let anyone tell you great they are..how sweet they are...they were bred to fight and kill other dogs..seen them in action..

Joe Lazzara ๐ŸŽค ๐ŸŽธ‏ @JoeLazz68  May 22More
Sorry to hear that. Just cant trust those dogs!! Hope Buddy will be ok.๐Ÿ™

Captain Yipee‏ @4westriver  May 22
Thank you....

Captain Yipee‏ @4westriver  May 23
Buddy survived, thank you

Dr. Jean Mitchell‏ @drjean_neuro  May 22
Replying to @4westriver
Healing thoughts for Buddy.๐Ÿ˜”❤️๐Ÿถ❤️

Captain Yipee‏ @4westriver  May 22More
Thank you

  

  
 


And of course anyone's comments about pit bulls mauling pets or biting children elicit responses from the apologists like Elle Robins who says 'prayers for Buddy' but then immediately begins discussing what her real goal is -- to insist that pit bulls are great, that she's had pit bulls without any issues. She tells us the story of a vicious Shih Tzu mauling children, how "it was Shepherds then Dobermans then Rottweilers" that were 'villiainized' like pit bulls are now. She includes the obligatory pit bull with baby photo to show that HER dog is different, that we should 'blame the deed and not the breed'. The only thing she didn't regurgitate is the whole 'nanny dog' myth. 


(Twitter - May 22, 2017)