Akron Police arrest alleged kitten kicker

Akron Police arrest alleged kitten kicker

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Akron Police Officers have arrested an 18-year-old man caught on video kicking a cat.

The video was posted on Facebook and quickly went viral.

Detectives, along with Law Enforcement Officers from the Humane Society, were able to identify him as Trev'vonte Deaires Mitchell.

Mitchell admits that he and Roy Hill, whose Facebook page the video had been posted, were walking on Buchtel Avenue in Akron when they came across the stray cat.

He does not know why he did it, but regrets his actions.  He states that the incident occurred a few days before it was posted on Facebook.

Investigators state that Mitchell is very remorseful for his actions and was very cooperative with them.

He has been summoned to appear in court on August 15.  The charge is a misdemeanor of the first degree which carries a penalty of up to a $1000 fine and/or six months in jail.

Mitchell is charged with cruelty to companion animals.

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