Salem Man Charged with Choking Kitten

A local man was arrested Wednesday night and charged with animal cruelty following a reported domestic dispute on Boston Street.

A Salem man arrested on Boston Street Wednesday night is now facing domestic assault and animal cruelty charges.

At 9:31 p.m., Salem police officers responded to 81 Boston St. after receiving a report of a domestic dispute.

Responding officers spoke to a woman who said Pershing B. Reid III, 30, of 81 Boston St., Salem, attacked her and threatened to hurt her pet kitten.

Reid reportedly "picked up her kitten by the throat like he was going to choke it and threatened to throw it against a wall," according to police.

Reid was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery, intimidating a witness and animal cruelty.

Salem Patch will post additional information as it becomes available.

Bill February 01, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Such a horrible act by a man with such a fancy name. You can't get much lower than this. I wonder if his friends call him PBR3
Simon Vaughn Markham February 02, 2013 at 04:08 PM
Someone should beat the living **** out of this sad excuse of a person. Grab them by the neck see how THEY like it.


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