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July 14, 2014

Fairmont man accused of throwing cat from balcony

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man was arrested Sunday for cruelty to an animal.

Charles Alexander Crislip II, 44, of Fairmont, was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department Sunday after the department received a call involving an animal complaint at the Village on Ices Run Road.

According to Crislip’s criminal complaint, the complaintant stated to deputies that Crislip “became angry with her cat when it walked over to his apartment.” The complaint says that Crislip “threw (the cat) off a two story balcony.”

Crislip stated to the deputy that did throw the cat off the balcony after he caught the cat eating from his dinner plate which was laying on his porch.

Along with cruelty to an animal, Crislip was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm. Crislip’s criminal history shows two felony convictions from December 2006 and August 2007.

Cruelty to an animal and persons prohibited from possessing firearms are both misdemeanor charges.

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