- Illinois, USA -
~ Update: September 2, 2022
The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office has issued a felony warrant for 39-years-old NICHOLAS M. PRINCE (pictured).
PRINCE was indicted in August on a felony animal cruelty charge in connection with an animal cruelty case that happened in July when he was caught on camera beating a dog, throwing the furbaby against the wall and punching the poor soul numerous times.
The sheriff’s office said that PRINCE “is also wanted for an unrelated Violation of Order Protection and has a misdemeanor traffic warrant.”
After PRINCE’s arrest in August, Peoria County Sheriff Chris Watkins said: “I am proud to say due to the hard work of our deputies and detectives, this individual is in jail. In this county, if you abuse an animal, you are absolutely going to jail.”
If you have any information about PRINCE’s whereabouts, please call the Peoria County non-emergency line at (309) - 672 - 6011 or Crimestoppers at (309) - 673 - 9000. Thank you!
~ Original story:
The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office said that on Monday, August 1, 2022, Peoria County Animal Protective Services alerted deputies to “a disturbing video of a male beating a dog in a residence.”
The video showed a male throwing a dog against the wall and then proceeding to punch the dog numerous times.
Once the case was assigned to detectives, it was immediately investigated and investigators learned that the incident took place on July 5, 2022, at a residence in the 12000 block of Woodcrest Drive in Dunlap. Investigators were able to identify the lowlife who is seen in the video tormenting the defenseless dog.
According to the sheriff’s office, the suspect, 39-years-old NICHOLAS M. PRINCE (pictured),
turned himself into the Peoria County Sheriff's Office on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 3, 2022.
PRINCE was booked into the Peoria County Jail on animal cruelty but online records show he was released the same day after posting a $160.00 bond!
Thankfully, the VOICELESS VICTIM “is doing great and Peoria County Animal Protective Services is involved”, stated the release.
Peoria County Sheriff Chris Watkins said: “I am proud to say due to the hard work of our deputies and detectives, this individual is in jail. In this county, if you abuse an animal, you are absolutely going to jail.”
I see so many sheriffs proudly announcing the arrest of animal abusers and praising the hard work of their detectives! Isn’t it shameful and disgraceful though that all the efforts made by the authorities in placing a lowlife into custody are very often undermined by judges who so quickly release the arrestees and very often for a meager bail/bond?
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