Judge finds Guilford person responsible of animal cruelty following killing his father’s cat with a frying pan

Ryan Carleton was found responsible of misdemeanor animal cruelty and will be sentenced at a afterwards date.

GUILFORD, Maine — WARNING: This tale consists of particulars of animal cruelty and explicit language.

The state presented its circumstance in the trial of a Guilford male accused of killing his father’s kitty cat right after beating him with a frying pan.

44-year-outdated Ryan Carleton has been at the Piscataquis County Jail for the past 8 months. He requested to symbolize himself at his trial. Jeffrey C. Toothaker served as his standby counsel and questioned him to go through a letter he wrote as his opening assertion.

In the course of his demo, his mother and father, four police officers who had engaged with him on previous events, and 4 jail officers testified.

His father Barry Carleton said Ryan Carleton stopped by his dwelling in Sangerville last Thanksgiving and asked if he could continue to be about. His father agreed, even although Ryan Carleton was violating his bail conditions. Ryan asked his father to use his cellular phone and his father gave it to him since he explained he felt intimidated by his son’s aggressiveness. 

“I was afraid, concerned, and fearful,” Barry Carleton claimed.

His father went to a nearby shop to use a cellphone and called the law enforcement. When law enforcement showed up at his property, they arrested Ryan.

“I went upstairs to get my cigarettes, switch the lights out…and my cat was lying useless on the ground,” Barry Carleton stated.

His father explained his cat Princess was about 8 months outdated and he was extremely attached to her, he claimed in court that next to the cat was a bloody frying pan.

Ryan Carleton instructed officers that the cat attacked him.

“The minor fucker attacked me,” Ryan Carleton told deputy Man Dow from the Piscataquis Sheriffs Workplace, a couple days following he killed the cat. Ryan confirmed the deputy, scratch marks in his palms. 

He explained, “the cat attacked him so he experienced to eliminate it,” explained deputy Dow.

Chris Almy is the assistant district lawyer in this demo. 

“Mr. Carlton has some psychological challenges, certainly which is likely to engage in a purpose in this entire point.  But I assume the perform that he engaged in regard to the cat is very, relatively horrific,” claimed Almy.

In a previous event, Ryan Carleton took his mother’s automobile without having her permission when she declined to just take him to the store to acquire alcohol and cigarettes. His mother states she believes he was drunk and did not have a license at the time. Law enforcement officers arrested him.

Parts of law enforcement overall body-digicam video clips have been played at the ask for of the defendant all through the trial.

Jail officers reported Caleton broke two TVs in jail and has been acting aggressively. 

At the conclusion of the demo, the decide found Ryan Carleton responsible of theft, cruelty to animals (misdemeanor), bail violations, a few counts of criminal mischief, assault on a corrections officer. The decide found Ryan Carleton not responsible of felony aggravated animal cruelty, OUI, resisting arrest, and trespass. 

A sentencing date has not been established by the judge.