Crime

A man has been charged with animal cruelty

A woman called police at about 5 p.m. Thursday to report an incident with her boyfriend, and her story led to several charges being filed against him.

State police at Lewistown responded to a home off Turkey Valley Road in Susquehanna Township, where the woman told police she and her boyfriend had argued over his alleged abuse of their kitten.

Logan Leroy Deivert, 21, picked up the kitten after it defecated on the floor and threw it into a nearby litter box, according to an affidavit of probable cause. He also repeatedly struck the kitten on the floor and a wall, according to police.

The woman confronted Deivert about his behavior, according to the affidavit. He then allegedly grabbed her arms and threw her on a couch. She got up, picked up the kitten and her keys to leave, but he allegedly blocked her path and took her keys to prevent her from leaving.

The woman said she would call police if he didn’t let her leave, but Deivert allegedly backed her into a corner. He warned her she would be sorry and would get hurt if she contacted police, according to the affidavit, and left the home.

Deivert was charged with misdemeanor terroristic threats and misdemeanor false imprisonment. He was also charged with cruelty to animals and harassment, which are summary offenses.

Bail was posted Friday for his release from Mifflin County Prison by a professional bondsman.

No information was available about the condition of the kitten.

Shawn Annarelli: 814-235-3928, @Shawn_Annarelli

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