Felon charged with animal cruelty, gun crimes, in shooting of caged dog
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Monday, August 13, 2012
A man who is accused of shooting a caged dog inside a Tulsa home faces animal cruelty and weapons charges.
Gregory Juan Patrick Jr., now 35, was charged Monday with cruelty to animals, reckless conduct with a firearm and possession of a firearm after the former conviction of a felony, Tulsa County District Court filings show.
Police responded to a report that shots had been fired in the area of the 4200 block of North Garrison Avenue on Aug. 6 and encountered the dog’s owner, who told police Patrick had shot the dog, according to Patrick's arrest report.
The dog’s owner told police Patrick had taunted the dog, which growled in response, according to the report. The owner then put the dog in a kennel in the living room, and Patrick pulled a silver automatic pistol out of his backpack and shot the dog in the head.
The charges assert that Patrick inflicted “grievous wounds and injuries” on the dog.
At the time of his arrest on Aug. 6, Patrick already faced charges of first-degree burglary and sexual battery, crimes that are alleged to have occurred on March 27, court records show.
Patrick’s previous felonies include drug convictions in 1998 and 2004 and violation of a protective order in 2011.
He remains in the Tulsa Jail, where he is being held in lieu of $40,000 bail.
Gregory Juan Patrick Jr.