Updated: Jun 25, 2021
- Tennessee, USA -
UPDATE: June 25, 2021
A Knox County Sessions Court judge dismissed the case of animal cruelty against AARON JALEN BEASLEY (pictured below), reports RockyTopInsider.com.
BEASLEY, who was in court on Thursday, June 24, with his defense attorney Chloe A. Akers, maintained his innocence and denied the allegations brought against him.
As reported by Knox News, BEASLEY’s case is expunged and the citation will not appear on any criminal records.
Back in April, was being investigated by the Knoxville Police Department after UT student Kaylee Scarborough reported that BEASLEY had severely abused her six-month-old kitten, Nugget.
WVLT News obtained a written statement from The Bosch Law Firm, which is representing BEASLEY: “We are happy with the court’s decision to dismiss the case against Aaron Beasley. As defense counsel stated this morning, Aaron maintains his innocence and denies these unfounded and unproven allegations.”
UPDATE: April 7, 2021
Knox News reports that a Knoxville Police Department spokesperson told Knox News that on Tuesday, April 6, AARON BEASLEY was cited for animal cruelty by Knox County animal control personnel.
~ Original story:
An innocent 6-month-old kitten named Nugget is in critical condition as a result of the senseless abuse cowardly and cruelly inflicted on him by AARON BEASLEY (pictured below).
On Thursday, April 1, the Knoxville Police Department received a report of animal abuse where the victim was a cat who had been abused by a University of Tennessee football player.
Nugget’s guardian, 18-year-old Kaylee Scarbrough, recounted the incident on GoFundMe.
Part of it reads: “I have been in the process of moving and I came home this morning to find my 6 month old kitten under a dresser hiding and not letting anyone touch him. When I picked him up he screamed and couldn’t walk, come to find out my roomates boyfriend had hit and kicked him, locked him in the toilet bowl, and held him upside down by his tail.”
According to the GoFundMe, Nugget was rushed to the emergency room.
Knox News reports that Nugget was being treated at Animal Emergency & Special Center of Knoxville.
An examination revealed that the furbaby has brain damage, a bleeding hemorrhage on his kidney caused from internal bleeding as a result of being kicked, and clots in his bladder.
Nugget was placed in an oxygen tank and it is believed that he will have a hard time walking.
As reported by 10News, UT Athletics issued a statement that says: “We have received the incident report from the Knoxville Police Department. Aaron Beasley has been suspended indefinitely from all football team activities as we await further information.”
10News reports that BEASLEY is under investigation and has not been charged with any crime.
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