ST. CLOUD — A St. Cloud man faces criminal charges on suspicion of trapping and killing a neighbor’s pet cat.
Timothy Lee Diederichs, 52, was charged with animal mistreatment, a felony, and two misdemeanors, including fourth-degree criminal damage to property and trapping without a license, according to Benton County court records.
The incident took place Sep. 9. Diederichs was charged in October and booked in the Benton County Jail last week, according to court records and the jail log.
The police report of the incident is not public while the case moves through the courts, according to St. Cloud Assistant Police Chief Jeff Oxton.
On Sept. 10, Oxton provided a brief summary of the incident…
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