Man charged in animal cruelty case

By: Alex Szwarc | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published November 17, 2020

 Adam Christie

Adam Christie

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MOUNT CLEMENS — On Nov. 5, Macomb County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Rathbone Street in Mount Clemens for an animal cruelty complaint.

A press release from the Sheriff’s Office states that upon arrival, deputies spoke with the callers who brought deputies to a wounded kitten on the porch.

“The kitten was bleeding and appeared to have a neck injury,” the release states. “The callers believed the kitten had been shot by a male who had driven around the block multiple times.”

A homeowner reported seeing a dark colored vehicle, later found to be a black Buick Rendezvous, driving around his block several times. A family member also observed the dark colored vehicle circle the block.

“The family member reported hearing a loud ‘pop’ sound come from the vehicle as it passed the homeowner’s residence,” the release stated.

Upon arrival, deputies requested Macomb County Animal Control respond to take custody of the wounded kitten. Due to the severity of the kitten’s injury, it was euthanized at the Macomb County Animal Control.

A traffic stop was made on the vehicle, and Adam Christie, 39, of Mount Clemens, was taken into custody. A BB gun was reportedly located in the back seat of the vehicle and collected as evidence.

Christie was charged with one felony — third-degree killing/torturing an animal. He was released from custody and will be arraigned in the 41-B Clinton Township District Court. As of press time, no attorney was listed for Christie.

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