From the Aberdeen Police Department:
On Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at approximately 11:40 PM, officers responded to 700 W. Bel Air Avenue, Fairbrooke Apartments, after receiving a call from a concerned citizen about an injured animal.
Officers conducted an investigation which led to the discovery of a severely traumatized cat owned by tenant Albert R Knox Jr, 62.
Police observed the cat to be water soaked, wounded, and disoriented. Based on statements made by Knox, physical evidence at the scene and a witness interview, it was determined the cat had been subjected to extreme punishment to correct behavioral issues; to include dunking the cat underwater in a toilet and bathtub and other visible physical injuries.
Aberdeen Police arrested Knox on the scene. Harford County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Unit took possession of the one year old female cat and transported it for an emergency veterinary evaluation.
Knox was transported to the Harford County Detention Center where he faces two charges of animal cruelty and aggravated cruelty to an animal.
The Aberdeen Police Department would like to thank the citizen who called police and prevented the continued abuse of an animal, and encourages all of its citizens to contact police if they believe an animal is being abused.