Individual arrested for knifing cat

NORWICH – Casey Ray Wright, 22, of Norwich was arrested at approximately 11:54 p.m. on Feb. 17 by members of the Norwich Police Department for allegedly injuring a cat with a knife.

It should be noted that the cat in question was treated by a local veterinarian. The cat required several stitches to be administered to the injuries as well as staples; however, police say it’s doing fine and is in no immediate danger or risk.

Wright was charged with overdriving, and torturing and injuring animals. Those charges stem from the Agriculture and Markets law of the State of New York.

According to Section 353 of the Agriculture and Markets of the State of New York law, the charge of overdriving, torturing and injuring animals is categorized as a class A misdemeanor.

Wright was processed and released by the NPD on an appearance ticket and is to appear in Norwich City Court at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23.

The subject is presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

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