Homeless Ithaca Man Charged With Killing Cats Near Cornell Campus
Cornell University Police have charged a 22 year old homeless man in connection with the killing of three cats, which were found with ropes around their necks in Cascadilla gorge.
22 year old Mitchell Medina was arrested Monday in connection with the August 5th discovery of three dead cats.
Cornell police were called to the gorge area after a university maintenance worker found the three cats dead with ropes around their necks.
Because the area where the incidents occurred was in the university’s jurisdiction, the investigation was conducted by the Cornell Police, with assistance from the Tompkins County District Attorney’s Office, Tompkins County SPCA and the Ithaca Police.
Medina was charged with three counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, all felonies. He was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Ithaca City Court on Oct. 4. He is currently being held in the on unrelated charges.