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Case ID: 19987
Classification: Throwing
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Abuse was retaliation against animal's bad behavior
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Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013

County: Manatee

Charges: Felony CTA
Disposition: Convicted

Defendant/Suspect: Eddric Webster

Case Updates: 1 update(s) available

According to the arrest report, on Tuesday, April 16th, at about 12:15 p.m., Webster became enraged with his live-in girlfriend Lakisha Ross' 6-month-old Shitzu puppy, who soiled his home while in his care.

Prior to Webster's arrival home, the puppy had been placed in his cage by Lakisha's grandmother, Bertha Jackson, the report said.

Webster cleaned up the mess, then began to beat the cage, with the puppy still inside, bending the cage in several places.

He then took the puppy out of the cage and threw it against the wall, causing its left eye to protrude from its socket.

Webster was arrested and charged with Felony Intent to Torture/Animal Cruelty.

He remains in the Manatee County Jail at this time on a bail bond in the amount of $1,500.

Case Updates

A Bradenton man was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in state prison after pleading no contest to an animal cruelty charge last year.

Eddric Webster, 35, appeared in Manatee County before Circuit Judge Edward Nicholas for his sentencing. Following prison time, Webster will be placed on probation for another 18 months. In addition, he will undergo a psychological evaluation and anger management treatment. He is prohibited from ever owning an animal.

Assistant State Attorney Lisa Chittaro, who prosecuted the case, asked that Webster receive a 4-year prison sentence for the crime that took place on April 14 at a home in the 5700 block of 10th Street East.

Webster became enraged when a 6-month-old Shih Tzu puppy, belonging to his live-in girlfriend, soiled inside the home, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

After cleaning up, Webster beat the cage that held the puppy, causing it to bend. He then took the dog from the cage and threw it against the wall. The impact caused the puppy's left eye to protrude from its socket, Webster's arrest report states.

The dog has since recovered. Its owner is no longer dating Webster, Chittaro said.
Source: Herald Tribune - Jan 14, 2014
Update posted on Feb 9, 2014 - 4:40PM 


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