• Centralia man pleads guilty to animal cruelty charge

    by  • September 24, 2013 • News

    A 22-year-old Centralia man has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of aggravated cruelty to an animal Andrew akin was sentenced to 30 months probation and 120 days in jail for an august incident in which he threw a kitten against a car, killing the animal. prison-bars-thumb23796959

    According to court records, the kitten belonged to Akin’s girlfriend and the incident took place during a domestic dispute between the couple.

    Akin has remained in the Marion county jail since his august arrest, with bail set at $10,000. Per the plea agreement, akin will be credited for time served since his arrest and day for day credit will apply.

    In addition to the 120 day jail sentence and 30 months probation, akin has been ordered to be evaluated for drug and alcohol treatment and to complete any recommended treatment. He was also ordered to abstain from drugs and alcohol and submit to random testing, complete a men challenging violence program, as well as complete a mental health evaluation and complete treatment as directed by probation.

    Judge mark Stedelin also ordered that akin is not to own, control or reside in a residence where an animal is present and that he is to have no contact with the girlfriend from the initial incident.