Welcome

Thank you for visiting paducahsun.com, the online home of The Paducah Sun.

Calendar
June 2012
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Click here to submit an event.

Man charged with animal cruelty after dog's death

By Gina Clear The News-Enterprise

An Elizabethtown man is facing charges of animal cruelty after police say he admitted to throwing a razor blade wrapped in meat into a neighbor's yard, causing their dog to die.

Robert Hamme, 60, is charged with torture of a dog with serious physical injury or death and first-offense torture of a dog.

According to a news release, Elizabethtown police went July 20 to a residence in the 1800 block of Nightingale Drive to take a report on animal cruelty.

James Stotts, the animal's owner, told The News-Enterprise the family saw one of its dogs eating a piece of meat, but removed it from the dog's mouth and discovered a razor blade inside.

Once they took the meat away from the dog, Stotts and his wife, Kathy, searched their backyard and found two more pieces of Canadian bacon, one containing part of a razor blade and another with small nails, James said.

The family called police and also told them about the death of their 14-year-old beagle mix. James said Nibbles died from a blockage in the intestine.

"He died a horrible death," James said. "He was a family member. We'll miss him dearly. It was quite a blow to the entire family."

According to the release, police went to Hamme's residence to alert him to the possibility of meat in his yard when Hamme admitted to throwing the meat over the fence into Stotts' yard.

Hamme appeared Friday in Hardin District Court and had a preliminary hearing set for Sept. 5.

Torture of a domestic dog or cat resulting in death is a Class D felony which is punishable by one to five years in prison if convicted.

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Your comment has been submitted for approval
captcha 8e89735971434fcc8e944da5b2ab22cf
Top Classifieds
  • Adorable Yorkie Puppies. Tails & ... Details
  • Tiny Schnauzer Pups,Paper-trained 270 ... Details
  • HAVANESE PUPS AKC Home Raised, Best H ... Details
  • Downsizing Due To Health Museum Quali ... Details
  • 58 Acres of prime farm ground. On Cum ... Details
  • CONCORD AREA MCHS - 3 miles ... Details
  • SEEING is believing! Don't b ... Details
  • 1/2 acre lot Terre Verte subdivision ... Details
  • 14' JON BOAT with electric s ... Details
  • Lincoln Cartier 99' 160,690 ... Details
  • 2007 Taurus,92K mi, purchased in 2008 ... Details

Most Popular
  1. Daunted by downsizing?
  2. Homes can be both kid, adult friendly
  3. Nibbling deer serve as efficient volunteer pruning staff
  1. Olive oil company infuses healthy eating with flavors
  2. 2 customers report worms in hamburgers
  3. Eastbound I-24 reopens after crash
  1. Daunted by downsizing?
  2. Homes can be both kid, adult friendly
  3. Nibbling deer serve as efficient volunteer pruning staff
Discussion

Check out these recently discussed stories and voice your opinion...