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SPD: Man beats, kicks puppy; puts dog in trunk afterwards

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017 | Views: 3769

SPD: Man beats, kicks puppy; puts dog in trunk afterwards
From Slidell Police:
A man, who kicked and beat a puppy, then stuffed it into the back of a trunk, was arrested yesterday afternoon by Slidell Police.

Just before 4:00 p.m. on Thursday (August 10th), Slidell Police were called to the parking lot of Wal-Mart (39142 Natchez Drive) in reference to a man who was kicking and beating a puppy. Witnesses called police after they heard a dog “screaming bloody murder”, then saw 39-year-old, Louis Ladner (Kiln, Mississippi), repeatedly kicking and beating a young dog.

When police arrived, they located Ladner in the parking lot, but could not find the dog. When questioned by officers, Ladner told police that he had put the dog in the trunk of his car. Officers opened the trunk and discovered a young pit-bull puppy stuffed inside. Ladner told officers he went inside of Wal-Mart to shop, leaving behind his dog in the car for about twenty minutes. When he returned, Ladner claimed when he opened the door, the dog “came at him and his infant child”. Ladner then proceeded to beat the dog for approximately ten minutes, according to witnesses. The puppy, which had no signs of visible injuries, was turned over to the care of a responsible person.

Ladner was placed under arrest and was charged with Cruelty to Animals. In addition to the charges by Slidell Police, Ladner also had warrants for Aggravated Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Operation of a Clandestine Lab, though the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.