Man Facing Felony Charges After Firing Pellet Gun At Cat Sunday Morning In Central Everett

September 26, 2022

Police Blotter

A man was booked into the Snohomish County Jail Sunday afternoon and later bailed out after being arrested by Everett Police for suspicion of Animal Cruelty and 2nd degree Malicious Mischief, both felonies. Here are the details of the incident that led to the arrest as provided by Everett Police Monday afternoon on social media.

Hades is recovering. Photo provided by Everett Police.

On September 25th, a little after 8 am, EPD officers responded to a home in the 6400 block of Lombard Ave for the report of a cat having been shot (later found to have been shot with a pellet gun) by someone driving by. The owners of the cat, “Hades,” gave officers the suspect and vehicle descriptions and told them the license plate started with “B.”
Hades was located and was found to have been shot in his eye. Probable cause was quickly established for Animal Cruelty 1st Degree. Another officer recognized the suspect and vehicle descriptions from a similar incident which occurred earlier this year, this was relayed to officers on scene. This information led to a possible suspect identification.

Officers located the suspect vehicle outside of the registered owner’s (suspect’s) house, still warm to the touch, with the parking lights on. Officers knocked on the door, no one answered. Witnesses were brought to the location and positively identified the suspect vehicle. An officer was able to see items related to the crime on the driver’s seat in plain view. The vehicle was impounded pending a search warrant.

An officer returned to the scene of the crime and was able to locate surveillance footage from neighboring homes, the vehicle and driver were clearly visible on the footage.
A short time later, the suspect called 911 to report his car had been stolen. Officers responded to interview him. The suspect initially was untruthful about what had occurred, but then admitted to driving in the area and shooting a pellet gun from his car.

Based upon the information received and evidence collected, the suspect was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail on charges of Animal Cruelty 1st Degree and Malicious Mischief 2.

Hades is currently safe at the veterinarian in stable condition; purring and kneading his blankets.

Outstanding investigatory efforts on the part of our Officers and a wonderful example of how partnering with our community members can lead to quick and successful results.


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