Daytona Beach, FL-A Daytona Beach man is in jail, charged with animal cruelty. Daytona Beach Police were dispatched to a complaint at 728 Bethune St on Sunday at about 5 P.M. in reference to an animal complaint. Officer Connelly arrived on scene and found 35-year-old Kurtis Kimble attempting to drown a white pit-bull dog in the south east corner of the retention pond located on back of his house.
A witness, Bobby Owens stated he was sitting on his back porch and had a clear view of Kimble approximately 25 feet from his porch. Kimble was seen throwing rocks and sticks at the dog. Owens stated the dog went into the water and would not come back to shore. Kimble went into the water after the dog, grabbed and held it under water repeatedly. Owens stated the dog appeared to be lifeless at least three times.
Officer Connelly arrested Kimble, charging him with felony animal cruelty.
The dog was taken to an emergency animal hospital by the animal control officer. The dog was seen by Dr. Roman Pilip who stated the injuries to the dog’s face and body had happened just before the drowning attempts. The doctor’s final report will be submitted into evidence.
(Photo courtesy of Volusia County Jail)
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