Charges dropped against Redwood Falls man accused of beating cat 14 Jul 17

Charges have been dropped for the Redwood Falls man suspected in the brutal beating of a cat. Prosecutors dismissed the charge of animal cruelty against 38-year-old Ricky Kruse, citing insufficient evidence to prove guilty beyond a resonable doubt. According to the criminal complaint, the cat had been put in a pillowcase and beaten, then thrown in a dumpster at the Parkside Apartments in Redwood Falls where it was found in December 2016. The cat received veterinary treatment for extensive injuries and after recovering from its injuries was adopted by a family in Rochester.