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Saturday, Jun 30, 2001County: Cumberland
Alleged: Eric Everett Shoaff
A warrant has been issued for Eric Everett "Rick" Shoaff, 28, Cumberland County for allegedly killing two pet cats. Shoaff had been living in the Williams Grove Trailer Park when a neighbor reported to police her two cats had disappeared.
A witness saw Shoaff trap and kill one of the cats.
Trooper Matthew Maxey said, "You just don't go out and kill somebody's pet."
The owner Anna Koabel said her two cats, Midnight and Eightball, disappeared in July. She found Eightball along a creek that runs through the trailer park. There was a skunk and a opossum found with the cat, all of them appeared to have been beaten to death.
Midnight has never been found. Koabel said, "They weren't just cats to me and my children.... I don't think my kids will ever stop looking for Midnight."
After Shoaff is apprehended, he will be brought before District Justice Gayle Elder and arraigned on the charge which is a second degree misdemeanor. If he is convicted, he could face up to two years in jail and $5,000 in fines.
- Associated Press - Aug 25, 2001
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