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By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email 

February 2, 2009

BROOKS COUNTY, GA (WALB) - A Brooks County teenager is in jail, charged with burning three cats.

Investigators say 17-year-old Cory Ward used gasoline and fireworks on the cats.  Two of them died, the third was disfigured. 

Ward lives at the mobile home park where it happened in December.

Sheriff Mike Dewey says, "Our investigators have obtained warrants for the individual. He's currently in the Brooks County Jail. The charge is a felony: Aggravated Cruelty to Animals."

Jim Ragan, owner of Little Jim, who died, and Blackie, the only surviving cat was at the court house for the press conference.   

"We kind of had an idea from the start that that might be who had done it," says Ragan. "Sheriff Dewey and Mr. Anderson have stayed on top, went door-to-door, and finally ended up getting him to confess. I'm glad they got him."

A judge orderd Ward's bond to be set at $15,000.

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