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Thomas Spencer Beat Puppy For Hours

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO PUT THIS MONSTER IN JAIL On January 21, 2001, Spencer beat a puppy for hours. On August 31, 2001, Spencer did not show up for his court date. Four weeks ago, his run from the law ended and he was arrested. His arraignment is on the calendar for Thursday, June 24, 2004. We need you to send letters supporting a conviction in felony animal cruelty, anger management, fine, no ownership animals and jail time for his crime. Faxing may be appropriate since the court date is Thursday.

FACTS:
Thomas E. Spencer, who lives at 1095 Winthrope Park Drive, Alpharetta, Georgia, severely abused a puppy and made terrorist threats to his live in girlfriend, Bonnie Wilson.

The young 4-month-old German Shepherd puppy was severely beaten. When Bonnie Wilson, after hours of hearing the puppy squealing all morning, finally called the police, the dog was in and out of consciousness. The police eyewitness the beating and took Spencer to jail.

The Alpharetta police failed to properly write the charges as animal cruelty/felony. In the State of Georgia, Code section 16-12-4, which has been effect since July 2000, clearly covers the acts of Spencer.

The police allowed the beaten puppy to return to the abusers home! Georgia law is clear on impounding animals that have been abused. Yet after receiving an almost fatal beating; the police allowed the animal to return to the home shortly after veterinarian treatment.

Other neighbors have indicated that the abused puppy was gone within weeks and Spencer had a new German Shepherd puppy, which Bonnie Wilson claims to the media, is the same puppy he abused in December 2000. Pictures indicate the puppy currently in the home is a different dog. Most victims of domestic abuse protect their abusers.

In July 2001, Bonnie called the police again to report Spencer choking his dog. (new puppy). He has also been charged with domestic violence in 2001.

POLICE REPORT:
AGENCY: ALPHARETTA POLICE DEPARTMENT
Citation: GADBDO400
Report Date I Time: 1213112000 8:45:00 PM
Entered On: 01/0212001 1:05:04 PM

Synopsis:
On 12-31-00 suspect did punch a 4-month-old dog in the head repeatedly with closed fists, causing the dog to go into unconsciousness. Suspect told victim 2 that he would kill her and the animal if she called 9-1-1 for help.

M.O.:
On 12-31-00 suspect did punch a 4-month-old dog in the head repeatedly with closed fists, causing the dog to go into unconsciousness. Suspect also told victim 2 (Bonnie Wilson) that he would kill her and the animal if she called 9-1-1.

Narrative Title: Case #00 1 2-0594

Entered On: 01/02/2001 1:08:21 PM

12-31-00, I responded to 1095 Winthrope Park Drive for the report of a domestic dispute in progress. Subject was also threatening the life of a dog.

Upon arrival on scene, I met with Bonnie L. Wilson (victim 2) outside the residence. Ms. Wilson informed me that Mr. Thomas E. Spencer suspect) had been drinking alcohol and was now coming down from heavy intoxication. Ms. Wilson stated that her husband was killing their 4 month old German Shepherd puppy and that he told her that he was going to kill her and the dog if she called 9-1-1. Ms. Wilson said that Mr. Spencer had already been beating the animal throughout the day.

We gained consent from Ms. Wilson to enter the residence. Officer Mataban, Officer Bochniak and myself made entry through the garage door into the kitchen. Upon entry into the residence, we could hear what sounded to be a dog squealing somewhere on the second or of the residence. We made repeated unsuccessful attempts to draw Mr. Spencer down stairs. At this point we continued to hear what sounded to be a dog being abused. We then relocated ourselves to the second floor of the residence. We were able to determine the suspect was in a bedroom at the end of the hallway, where the door was closed. I approached the doorway and pushed the door. Upon doing so, I observed Mr. Spencer lying on the bed. Mr. Spencer had the dog wedged between his knees and was repeatedly punching the dog in the head making the dog squeal in pain. I made an immediate observation of the room and observed a filleting knife on Bedside table next to Mr. Spencer. I approached Mr. Spencer and removed the animal from his grips and placed the unconscious animal on the bed away from Mr. Spencer. I observed that the animal had swollen eyes and was bleeding from the eyes. The dog's eyes were swollen shut at this time. I observed that Mr. Spencer had the animal's blood on his pajamas and that there was blood all over the bed and on a blood soaked towel lying next to the suspect. There was also dog feces throughout the area of the bed. I arrested Mr. Spencer removed him to my patrol vehicle. We transported Mr. Spencer to the jail without further incident. Upon arrival in the jail, Mr. Spencer was placed in the holding cell. After he heard the detention officer inform me that Cruelty to Animals was a misdemeanor, Mr. Spencer began to laugh at officers and repeatedly told me that he had only committed a misdemeanor and that he did not commit a felony.

The dog was transported to the Animal Emergency Center of North Fulton, P.C. The dog was evaluated by Dr. Keith Stout who stated it the dog had undergone extensive trauma to the head. Also present was Ms. Colleen Ruderman, Vet Technician. They said that dog regained consciousness at approx. 2400 hours on 12-31-00. End of Report:

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

  • Send letters/calls/faxes of support to Paul Howard (Elected DA), Rhonda Brodsky and Judge Marvin S. Arrington, Sr.
    Reference case number # 01SC06390 and Thomas Spencer in your letter.
  • In a separate letter, ask Fulton District Attorney Paul Howard, Fulton Solicitor Carmen Smith and Atlanta City Solicitor Raines F. Carter to initiate an ANIMAL CRUELTY TASK FORCE.
  • If possible, please attend the court hearings.

    Paul Howard D.A.
    136 Pryor Street
    Room 301
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    404-730-4981 TELEPHONE
    404-730-5478 FAX
    EMAIL

    Rhonda Brodsky
    136 Pryor Street
    Room 301
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    404-730-4980 TELEPHONE
    404-730-5478 FAX
    EMAIL

    The Honorable Marvin S. Arrington, Sr.
    Courtroom 5A
    Chambers JCTT5655
    136 Pryor Street, SW
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    404-730-6907 TELEPHONE
    404-730-6937 FAX

    Carmen Smith
    Fulton County Solicitor
    141 Prior Street
    Atlanta, Georgia 30303
    404-730-4800 TELEPHONE

    Raines F. Carter
    City Solicitor's Office
    150 Garnett Street
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    404-658-6618 TELEPHONE

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