Mason City, Iowa (AP) – Police are searching for a Mason City man accused of throwing a kitten against a wall, killing the animal.
Mason City Police say Jerrick Rinnels has been charged with animal abuse, an aggravated misdemeanor, in an arrest warrant.
Officials say someone called police just before 1 a.m. Friday to report that Rinnels had hurt the kitten at a house. When police arrived at the house, Rinnels had already left.
Police say Rinnels and another resident in the house were arguing when Rinnels grabbed the kitten from the resident and threw it against the wall.
The kitten died before it could be taken to a veterinarian.
A phone number for Rinnels could not be found Saturday.