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|Judge(s):|| Kathryn Creswell | CONVICTED: Was justice served?
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Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011County: Du Page
Charges: Felony CTA
Defendant/Suspect: David J. Potts
Case Updates: 1 update(s) available
A St. Charles man accused of causing the death of a cat is scheduled to appear in court next week.
David J. Potts, 33, of St. Charles has been charged with aggravated criminal to animals, a felony, according to police and court records.
Wheaton Deputy Police Chief Tom Meloni said this week Potts was arrested Dec. 17 on a warrant after police said he "committed an act which caused" death to the cat, who belonged to an acquaintance.
The cat died at a veterinarian's office after an incident that occurred on Oct. 25 at the Wheaton Center Apartments, Meloni said, but he declined to offer more details about what happened.
Investigators "developed enough probable cause to obtain a warrant for the arrest of Potts," Meloni said.
Potts remains in the DuPage County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bond. His court date is scheduled for Jan. 3, according to DuPage County Court records.
|A St. Charles man accused of beating his girlfriend's cat so badly that it had to be euthanized pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated cruelty to animals, authorities said.|
David Potts, 33, of the 200 block of Walnut Street, was sentenced to 180 days in jail and two years of probation in exchange for his plea. DuPage County Judge Kathryn Creswell also barred him from owning pets.
Prosecutors said Potts' girlfriend returned to her Wheaton home Oct. 25 to find the cat, named Patches, covered in blood, missing teeth, and with a "swollen, disfigured head." A veterinarian euthanized the animal several days later, the state's attorney's office said.
Had the case gone to trial, prosecutors said, the veterinarian would have testified the injuries were consistent with the cat being kicked or struck by a car. Potts had claimed the animal was hurt when a bed fell on it, authorities said.
Potts' attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.
|Source: dailyherald.com - Jan 28, 2012|
Update posted on Jan 28, 2012 - 10:35PM
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