Video of Man Throwing Kitten Leads to Arrest
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A man has been arrested after allegedly being caught on video injuring a kitten.

According to the Paducah Police Department, on September 23, Paducah Housing Authority Executive Director Tommy Hollimon contacted law enforcement after one of the security cameras reportedly captured a man throwing a kitten approximately thirty feet into the air and letting it land on a concrete sidewalk.

The kitten was taken to the Humane Society with internal injuries and died the following day. 

Authorities say Hollimon provided a photograph of the suspect to law enforcement, and an odd set of circumstances on Monday led to an arrest.

Detectives were driving near North 6th and Boyd streets when they noticed a convertible coming toward them. A passenger in the car was reportedly standing up in the back seat and dancing. Detectives say they recognized the man as 27-year-old Mylas Jeffers, the suspect in the kitten abuse case, and brought him to the police department for questioning.

Jeffers allegedly gave detectives a fake name and later admitted it was his brother's name. During the interview, Jeffers reportedly told officers that he threw the kitten because it bit him. However, officers say the security video disputes his claim.

Jeffers was arrested and lodged in the McCracken County Jail.

He is charged with torture of a dog or cat with serious physical injury or death, theft of identity of another without consent, and he was served a warrant charging him with contempt of court and fourth degree assault.

Published 01:19 PM, Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020
Updated 09:58 AM, Wednesday Oct. 14, 2020



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