Friday, April 2, 2010

Man attempted to flush puppy down a toilet.

Teen Felon Charged with Assaulting His Girlfriend and Trying to Flush a Puppy Down Toilet

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(St. Louis County, Minn.)
Apparently, a December 2009 conviction for third degree felony assault did not make much of an impression on Joshua Ray Gordon, 18. Two months later, he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and severely beat a 12-week-old puppy named Griffin. Witnesses told police that Gordon had attempted to flush the puppy down a toilet and that the puppy had been wrapped in a wet blanket and left in the basement for several days with no food or water. When police found him, he was dehydrated and underweight. He had bleeding in his right eye and didn't want to lift his head or stand up.

On February 11, 2010 officers arrested Gordon for assaulting and injuring his girlfriend, cruelty to an animal resulting in great bodily harm, selling marijuana in a school zone and possession of a stun gun, all felonies.

Here are news articles on the case:
Eveleth teen accused of assaulting woman, trying to flush puppy
Fox 21 News, February 16, 2010

Video: Eveleth puppy making a comeback from unthinkable abuse
Fox 21 News, February 19, 2010

What You Can Do
Send a polite letter to County Attorney Melanie S. Ford by completing the form below. Thank her for pursuing felony animal cruelty charges in this case and encourage a strong and meaningful sentence upon conviction. The next hearing is set for April 5, 2010 at 9 a.m. Locals are encouraged to support the prosecution by attending court proceedings...

St. Louis County District Court
Virginia Courthouse
300 South 5th Avenue
Virginia, MN 55792
Telephone: (218) 749-7101
Fax: (218) 749-0664
(Always contact the Court to confirm court dates as they are subject to change.)


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