Alleged animal cruelty and more charges for Warren man
A Warren man was jailed Monday following an altercation that allegedly started after he killed his sister’s cat, then assaulted his brother and threatened to use a stolen gun to shoot his dog.
Quinten Michael Roberts, 21, was charged by City of Warren police with a first-degree felony count of aggravated assault, a second-degree felony count of receiving stolen property, a third-degree felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals causing serious bodily injury or death, a first-degree misdemeanor count count of carrying a firearm without a license, second-degree misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and strangulation and a summary count of harassment.
On Monday, Roberts’ brother went to the City of Warren police department to report he had been in a fight with his brother, Quinten, according to the police criminal complaint. He told police Quinten killed his sister’s cat and the two started to argue when he discovered the cat. The complaint states that Quinten told police he used one hand to squeeze the cat’s neck until it was dead.
During the argument, his brother picked up a pistol that Quinten had left on a coffee table, according to the complaint. During the investigation, police matched the gun to one stolen from Corry. The argument turned physical and at one point Quinten hit his brother in the face with a frying pan, police report.
His brother went to his room but after a short time Quinten went into the room with a large stick, according to the complaint. His brother gave him back the pistol in hopes he would leave but the two started to argue again when Quinten threatened to shoot his brother’s dog.
His brother moved in front of the dog but Quinten grabbed him by the neck and pushed him into a window until it broke, according to the complaint. While holding his brother by the neck, Quinten allegedly fired the pistol. Police clarified the pistol was not aimed at his brother.
The complaint states police found the dead cat and a shell casing from the stolen gun that Quinten was in possession of.
Quinten Roberts was committed to the Warren County Jail on Monday in lieu of $75,000 monetary bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 16 in district court.