Judge finds Guilford person guilty of animal cruelty immediately after killing his father’s cat with a frying pan

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

GUILFORD, Maine — WARNING: This tale includes aspects of animal cruelty and explicit language. 

The point out offered its situation in the trial of a Guilford person accused of killing his father’s kitty cat soon after beating him with a frying pan.

44-calendar year-outdated Ryan Carleton has been at the Piscataquis County Jail for the previous 8 months. He asked to characterize himself at his demo. Jeffrey C. Toothaker served as his standby counsel and questioned him to browse a letter he wrote as his opening assertion.

All through his demo, his moms and dads, 4 police officers who had engaged with him on past occasions, and 4 jail officers testified.

His father Barry Carleton mentioned Ryan Carleton stopped by his property in Sangerville final Thanksgiving and questioned if he could stay over. His father agreed, even while Ryan Carleton was violating his bail disorders. Ryan asked his father to use his mobile phone and his father gave it to him mainly because he said he felt intimidated by his son’s aggressiveness. 

“I was worried, apprehensive, and fearful,” Barry Carleton said.

His father went to a nearby store to use a cell phone and identified as the police. When law enforcement confirmed up at his home, they arrested Ryan.

“I went upstairs to just take my cigarettes, turn the lights out…and my cat was lying lifeless on the ground,” Barry Carleton explained.

His father said his cat Princess was about 8 months previous and he was pretty connected to her, he stated in court docket that subsequent to the cat was a bloody frying pan.

Ryan Carleton instructed officers that the cat attacked him.

“The minimal f—er attacked me,” Ryan Carleton informed deputy Guy Dow from the Piscataquis Sheriffs Office, a several days right after he killed the cat. Ryan showed the deputy, scratch marks in his fingers. 

He claimed, “the cat attacked him so he had to eliminate it,” reported deputy Dow.

Chris Almy is the assistant district attorney in this demo. 

“Mr. Carlton has some mental issues, certainly that is going to enjoy a role in this whole point.  But I feel the perform that he engaged in regard to the cat is rather, fairly horrific,” explained Almy.

In a previous occasion, Ryan Carleton took his mother’s car without having her authorization when she declined to choose him to the store to purchase alcoholic beverages and cigarettes. His mom states she believes he was drunk and failed to have a license at the time. Law enforcement officers arrested him.

Portions of law enforcement system-digicam video clips had been played at the ask for of the defendant all through the demo.

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

At the close of the demo, the judge located Ryan Carleton guilty of theft, cruelty to animals (misdemeanor), bail violations, 3 counts of criminal mischief, assault on a corrections officer. The judge located Ryan Carleton not guilty of felony aggravated animal cruelty, OUI, resisting arrest, and trespass. 

A sentencing day has not been identified by the choose.