Wednesday, April 19, 2017

California: Vallejo man Daryl Crockett, 70, found guilty of animal cruelty for slingshot attack on dog

CALIFORNIA -- A Solano County Superior Court jury Tuesday found a Vallejo man guilty on a felony animal cruelty charge after he used a slingshot to shoot a metal ball at a dog, forcing the animal to lose an eye as a result.

Daryl Theron Crockett, 70, is scheduled to be sentenced at 8:30 a.m. May 17 in Dept. 2, presiding Judge Daniel J. Healy announced.

The incident occurred Oct. 2, 2015 near his Vallejo home, after Crockett became agitated with a neighbor’s barking dog, a maltipoo named Tippy.

Just days after the dog's owner, Kathy Zander, installed security cameras around her home because she was fearful Crockett was trying to hurt her Maltese poodle mix, the cameras caught Crockett red-handed -- clearly leaning across his fence, aiming and shooting at her dog with a slingshot.


Solano County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ronnie Sefried and Animal Control Officer Angela Gatto were tasked with investigating the case.


Upon his arrest in 2015, Crockett posted bail to remain out of custody, and will remain out of custody leading up to his May sentencing.

(The Reporter News - April 13, 2017)


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