Watertown man accused of repeatedly punching and kicking cat during domestic incident

WATERTOWN, NY —  Jerid S. Monroe, 26, of 849 Emmett St., Apt. A, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 11:22 a.m. Thursday, April 1, at his residence with animal cruelty, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment.

Mr. Monroe is accused of repeatedly punching and kicking a male domestic short hair cat named “Domino” belonging to April R. Roggie, 21, while stating he was going to kill the cat over a period of seven minutes during a domestic incident at about 4:51 a.m. Thursday at their home, according to court documents.

Mr. Monroe was transported to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and held for arraignment, police said.

Ms. Roggie requested a stay-away order of protection for herself and Domino.