Deputies: Fort Myers man faces animal cruelty charge after killing cat

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Antonio Rodriguez (Credit: LCSO booking photo)

A Fort Myers man was arrested Saturday after deputies say he bludgeoned a cat to death.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to a home off Clear Lake Loop late Friday in reference to a complaint of animal cruelty.

Investigators found blood on a wall inside the home and determined it was from an animal.

Antonio Rodriguez, 29, is facing a charge of aggravated animal cruelty. The sheriff’s office said he bludgeoned and disposed of a cat.

He was still in the Lee County Jail on Sunday with a bond of $100,000.

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