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VIPD ANIMAL CRUELTY INVESTIGATOR: Union Mount Washington Man Charged With Animal Abuse

CHRISTIANSTED — A Union-Mount Washington man was arrested and charged with animal abuse on Tuesday morning.

Alfred John, 59, was arrested about 6 a.m. Tuesday and charged with second-degree animal abuse, first-degree animal neglect and second-degree animal neglect, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

The VIPD’s animal cruelty investigator said that an inspection of Alfred’s property revealed a foul odor coming from the home.

Further investigation revealed that two dogs had already died and another was on the verge of dying, according to the VIPD.

“All three dogs were tied to abandoned cars in an open field with no food water or shelter for a long period of time.” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

Bail was set at $1,000.00. Alfred was released on his own recognizance after an advise-of-rights hearing.

The third dog was eventually adopted alive after weeks of recovery at the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center, according to Dratte.

The date the VIPD visited the Alfred property was March 13, 2018.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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