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Hannibal man charged in connection with reported animal abuse

Nicholas Mitchell
Posted: Jul. 9, 2018 5:45 pm

HANNIBAL -- A Hannibal man has been charged with felony animal abuse in connection with the reported shooting of a cat with an arrow last week.

Nicholas D. Mitchell, 29, turned himself in to Hannibal police Saturday and was placed on a 24-hour hold, according to the Hannibal Police Department. A warrant for felony animal abuse was issued Sunday.

Mitchell remains in the Marion County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

The Hannibal Police Department said anyone unable to provide care for a pet can surrender the animal to the department's community service officers without charge. After the owner signs a release form, the animal will be placed with a humane shelter for adoption.

To surrender an animal, contact a community service officer by calling the Hannibal Police Department at 573-221-0987.

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