Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 29-year-old man on Feb. 11 in connection to allegations that he was found with a set of scales with a crystal-like substance on it after he killed a cat by breaking its neck.
Tyler Dean Warren, of Livingston, was booked into the Polk County Jail on Feb. 11 on two felony charges - possession of a controlled substance and cruelty to non-livestock animals.
According to the arrest affidavit, a PCSO deputy was dispatched out to the Kamper Koral Mobile Home Park on U.S. Highway 190 West in Livingston on Feb. 11 to check a report that a man dressed all in black had killed a cat by breaking its neck and was acting intoxicated,
When the PCSO deputy made contact with the man, who was identified as Warren, he did a pat-down search of the man when he noticed a large object inside his pocket. The deputy removed the object because Warren told him he might have a knife in his pocket, the affidavit stated.
The object in Warren’s pocket turned out to be a set of scales with methamphetamine on it. After Warren was arrested for having the scales, a witness told the deputy that Warren had threatened to kill the cat, the affidavit stated.
The cat’s body was found in a dumpster near one of the homes in the mobile home park, the affidavit stated.