Cleveland man sets fire to grandmother's cat, wanted by CPD for animal cruelty

CLEVELAND - Cleveland police have issued an arrest warrant for D'erise Carson for the death of his grandmother's cat.

According to witnesses, Carson allegedly allegedly repeatedly smashed the cat to the ground, knocking it senseless, and then walked away to get barbecue lighter fluid, returned, doused the cat, and set it on fire.

The Cleveland Animal Protective League received a report about the incident May 28.

The APL charged Carson with two counts of animal cruelty and two counts of animal neglect. 

Anyone with knowledge of Caron's whereabouts are asked to call Cleveland police immediately.


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