Teen Arrested for Shooting Arrows at Family Pet and Theft

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Suwannee County, Florida - May 15, 2012 -

A local teen is behind bars for shooting arrows at a caged animal and grand theft.

Suwannee County Sheriff Deputies arrested 18-year-old Brandon Partin May 3 after he was found with property from recent burglaries.

Officials say Partin admitted he and a juvenile robbed one residence of items costing more than $1,000. He also caused in excess more than $1,000 damage in the home. That includes damaging the rear door, windows, television screens, family pictures and chopped up a couch with a machete found in the home.

According to officials, the suspects then robbed a second home of items costing more than $1,000. Inside the house, Partin armed himself with a .22 caliber rifle. He then found another weapon - bow and arrows - shooting at least two arrows at a family dog secured inside a crate.

The dog was secure in the crate and not injured.

Partin was taken to the Suwannee County Jail. He faces charges of two counts of burglary while armed, two counts of grand theft, two counts of felony criminal mischief and a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to an animal.

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