Media outlets report that 37-year-old Wayne Nelson Mallory is charged with three misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.
A criminal complaint says neighbors of Mallory called 911 on Monday, and a responding deputy saw a dead cat in the front yard of Mallory's home.
According to a statement from the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, a humane officer responded to the scene the next day and seized four cats from the home — three living and one deceased.
The statement says the cats had been "stabbed, stomped and/or skinned," and that some of the injuries were inflicted with "surgical precision."
It's unclear if Mallory has an attorney. He is currently being held in South Central Regional Jail on $15,000 bond.
Full name: Wayne Nelson Mallory
Weight: 210 lbs.
Arrest Date: 3/9/2014
Arrest ID: WV-1005097430
- Conspiracy To Commit Breaking & Entering
Arrest Date: 9/18/2014
Arrest ID: WV-1005121199
- Destruction/injury Property
- Fingerprint Refusal
- Arson Attempt To Commit, 4th degree
- Domestic Battery
- Obstructing police interfere W/officer
(AP - Dec 9, 2016)