Evansville Man Charged for Animal Cruelty After Allegedly Throwing Puppy Inside Crate Off 2nd Story Balcony


At approximately 7:45 P.M. Evansville Police Department officers were sent to 230 N. Rotherwood in response to a family dispute. On scene, officers were met by the resident who told them she and her boyfriend, Kededrique Boyd, had been arguing earlier in the day. The two were arguing over property after the decision was made to end their relationship. The woman told officers that she left to go to work, and while at work, Boyd sent her a video from his cellphone showing him throwing a dog kennel containing her 10-week old puppy (named “Baby”) over their 2nd story balcony. The woman left her place of employment and returned home, finding the crying puppy still in the kennel on the ground.

The woman reportedly showed officers the cellphone video sent to her by Boyd. She also showed them Facebook Messenger texts sent to her from Boyd admitting his actions regarding the dog.

Officers arrested Boyd and confiscated the cellphone from which the video was taken. Police say Boyd told officers that he threw the dog over the balcony because he was angry. He stated he knew he shouldn’t have done it.

Evansville Animal Control arrived and took custody of the puppy. The puppy was taken to the All Pet Emergency Clinic for treatment.
Boyd was transported to the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center and faces the following charges:

CT I Animal Cruelty – Domestic Violence (Level 6 Felony)
CT. II Animal Cruelty – (Level 6 Felony)
CT III Animal Cruelty – Family Member (Class A Misdemeanor)

Kededrique Boyd

(Image: Evansville Police Dept.)

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