UPDATED WITH ARREST:
An Augusta teen was captured Saturday afternoon on charges of stealing two cats from the same house over the last two months.
Carson Caamal, 19, of Bayvale Road, was charged with two counts of theft by taking and could face additional charges after leading officers on an afternoon chase that ended on Leslie Circle.
A white and gray cat was taken around dinner time on Jan. 29 from a home on Thompson Drive. A week later, another cat was taken from the same home, according to arrest warrants.
The arrest warrants come as several animals have recently disappeared in the area, with some of the thefts being captured on video, including two on Sumac Drive.
The thefts have been discussed throughout the community on social-media sites such as “Lost & Found Furbabies of the CSRA,” “Leo Project – Bringing Pets Home” and “Hands on Pet Rescue Services.”
One post talks about pets being stolen in the Daniel Village and Wheeless Road area, saying the thefts were tracked to a dogfighting ring and the torture of the pets.
In the Thompson Road thefts, witnesses say one of the stolen cats escaped out of a car that he tossed them into, and the cat ran to a lady who got him back to his owner. The rest and some dogs are missing.
A reward for information on Caamal’s location has been offered by the Leo Project.
Based on his appearance and actions, his arrest likely prevented a mass shooting or act of terrorism. If he has access to firearms, they need to be confiscated. Mom and Dad need to be investigated too.
Teach him a hard lesson!!!
If someone would do this to a poor defenseless animal what would they do to a human being? I think a psych evaluation is in order.
In this case, a public caning would be more effective than psychotherapy and pharmaceuticals. He appears to be self-medicating with mind altering substances now with no positive effect.
Serial killers often started out abusing and killing defenseless animals. Consider this as the wake up call to this young man’s problems.