- Florida, USA -
Authorities say that 19-year-old ISACC HENRY DAVID CHAMBERS and his mother 48-year-old BONNIE JANE MAPEL (both pictured below), were arrested on Tuesday, November 10, and charged with animal cruelty.
On October 30, 2019, an Escambia County Animal Control investigator conducted a welfare check at a home on 7025 Woodley Drive in Pensacola.
CHAMBERS was standing outside and told the investigator the home belonged to his mother.
The investigator explained to CHAMBERS why he was there.
At that point, CHAMBERS ran into his mobile home and came back after about five minutes.
He then invited the investigator into the home.
The investigator wrote in the report: “I entered the residence where I could see the dirty pee pads thrown out to the side.”
pensacola news journal reports that the investigator reported seeing a dog inside a crate positioned close enough to the front door and that “the dog was seen by the owners every time they entered and exited the home.”
The investigative reports stated that the dog “was lying on a fresh pee pad that had just been replaced. The dog was unable to stand or lift its head. The dog was emaciated and needed immediate veterinarian care. The dog was dehydrated and could not drink on its own due to not being strong enough to lift its head.”
Additionally, the investigator observed that the furbaby had urine burns and feces on his fur.
The investigator then spoke with MAPEL and wrote in the report: “I explained to her that even if the dog was put to sleep it is better than the suffering it was enduring.”
The furbaby was removed from the home and later died at a veterinarian's office.
On Friday, November 13, prosecutors explained why it took more than a year to finally file charges in this case.
Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille said: “The animal was under vet care for a period of time before it did die or was euthanized. And at that point, Animal Control continued its investigation, which took a number of additional months before the case was turned over to our office for review. At which point, our office had to do additional investigations that included obtaining sworn statements from material witnesses. The COVID-19 pandemic also delayed the arrest warrants getting served.”
I have checked the Escambia County Jail website and learned that these two murderers were booked on a $2.000 bond each and walked free.
Also, according to what I found on the website they are scheduled to appear at Circuit Court on December 3, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.