Saturday, May 20, 2017

Georgia: Allen Duncan, 79, charged with felony animal cruelty after shooting and killing his neighbor's cat then trying to drive off with its body, ignoring police officer's orders to stop

GEORIGA -- A Gwinnett County man is charged with aggravated animal cruelty after police say he shot and killed his neighbor’s cat.

Two people told Gwinnett County police they heard a gunshot coming from Allen Ray Duncan’s Buford home on Clover Drive on April 13.

When they looked into Duncan’s yard, they saw him holding a shotgun and approaching the cat, apparently checking whether it was dead, according to a police report. 


The cat’s owner told police she had previously owned another cat that had gone missing and feared it had also been hurt by Duncan.

After inspecting the feline’s lifeless body, Duncan put the animal in a cardboard box, which he then put in his truck, the police report said.

The neighbors who saw Duncan after he allegedly shot the cat told another neighbor, who is also a Norcross police sergeant.

The officer approached Duncan and told him he could not take the box with the cat’s body, and that the police had been called. 

As Duncan attempted to drive away with the dead cat in his truck bed, the officer grabbed the box from the vehicle, the police report said.

He should be charged with trying to destroy evidence, ignoring the officer's orders as well as reckless discharge of a firearm in a neighborhood.

The officer and the other neighbors had not seen Duncan since the incident, the report said.

Duncan was arrested on April 14 and released on $11,200 bond.

Full Name: Allen Ray Duncan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Birthdate: 07/01/1937
Arrest age: 79
Block: 500 Clover Dr
City: Buford, Georgia 30518
Arrest Date: 04/14/2017
Time: 9:38 PM
Arresting Agency: Gwinnett County Police
Location: Gwinnett County, Georgia
Total Bond: $11,200
BOND: $11,200

(AJC - April 20, 2017)

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