Two charged, one hunted for burning cat

Apr. 23, 2013 @ 05:39 PM

Stanislav Nicholas Nadol, 27, was arrested Monday night and charged with cruelty to animals. He is currently in jail with a $2,500 bond. 

Clyde Junior Mackey II, 27, was picked up Tuesday afternoon.

There is a warrant issued Rico Lamount Bennett, 21, of Monroe.

All three of them live in the Riverside Apartments neighborhood, where the incident occured. 

It is believed that Nadol, Mackey and Bennett poured lighter fluid on a cat in their neighborhood and set it on fire. The cat is currently being treated at Thompson Animal Hospital in Monroe and is expected to survive. 

Lieutenant T.J. Goforth said that as of Tuesday afternoon the cat was doing well. He has burns on 30 percent of his body, but he is expected to recover. 

The people in the neighborhood who were feeding the cat named him Midnight. 

The incident was reported by a neighbor Sunday night and occurred on 707 Castle Road in Monroe. Police did not find the cat until Monday.

“That is just mean,” Police Chief Debra Duncan said. “Anyone that will mistreat an animal will mistreat a person.”