RACINE — A Racine man who entered an area home, killed at least two kittens and hit a teenager is facing charges.
Raymond N. Biegler, 34, whose last known address is in the 1200 block of Martin Luther King Drive, is charged with two counts of felony mistreatment of animals and physical abuse of a child and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
According to the criminal complaint:
On June 1, 2015, a woman reported that Biegler entered her home, ransacked her home by throwing items around the kitchen, living room and bedroom, and killed two kittens and left their bodies in a basement litter box. He then left the home.
Veterinary examinations reveal that the kittens died of skull fractures caused by blunt force trauma.
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When asked, Biegler did not deny to the woman that he killed the two kittens, and told her she would "never find" the third kitten.
A 14-year-old boy told police that Biegler had entered the home using a stolen key. The boy said he was sleeping with Biegler arrived, and when he told him to leave, Biegler struck him in the face, cutting his lip, making him bleed. The 14-year-old then went to a neighbor's residence to call police.
Charges were originally filed in October against Biegler. An arrest warrant was issued on Nov. 5, online court records show.
Biegler appeared in court Tuesday, and is being held on a $2,500 cash bond, online records show. A preliminary hearing is set for June 13 at the Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave.