Hannibal man turns himself in for animal abuse


UPDATED July 9th at 10:15 a.m.

A warrant was issued July 8th, by the Circuit Court of Marion County, charging Nicholas D Mitchell, 29 of Hannibal, with Felony Animal Abuse.

After reviewing the investigative report, Marion County Prosecutor, David Clayton, stated, “Animal abuse of any type will not be tolerated. My office will continue to work closely with the Hannibal Police Dept. We are both taking the matter very seriously”.

Mitchell turned himself in to Hannibal officers Saturday, July 7th, and was placed on a 24 hour hold. Mitchells bond is set at $25,000.00 and remains in the Marion County Jail.

HANNIBAL, MO - Hannibal Police are investigating a reported case of animal cruelty and need your help.

HPD was called to the 2900 block of Market Street with reports of a cat shot with an arrow and many other visible wounds.

The animal is being treated by a local veterinarian. The cat's prognosis isn't available at this time.

The City of Hannibal takes these cases very seriously.

If you have any information related to this case of abuse, please contact the Police Department at 573-221-0987 or online.

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