62-year-old man charged with shooting neighbor’s cat

WARREN — A 62-year-old man was arrested after being accused of shooting a cat Friday in front of a neighbor’s child in the 2600 block of Front Street SW.

Mark McCracken Sr. of Third Street SW, is charged with discharging firearms, killing or injuring animals and resisting arrest, a report states.

A young girl was screaming at officers that “he killed my cat,” the report states.

Neighbors were feeding it a piece of hot dog when a man shot the cat with a .22 rifle and threw it in the woods, the report states.

McCracken was taken into custody after briefly hiding in his basement, according to the report.


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