$20K warrant out for man who allegedly tortured kittens

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact JPD.

Bradley A. Bethel, 32, is wanted by the Juneau Police Department for a $20,000 warrant pertaining to a felony cruelty to animals charge issued Thursday. (Courtesy photo | Juneau Police Department)

Bradley A. Bethel, 32, is wanted by the Juneau Police Department for a $20,000 warrant pertaining to a felony cruelty to animals charge issued Thursday. (Courtesy photo | Juneau Police Department)

UPDATE: Bradley A. Bethel was arrested in connection to this case. Read more here: Man wanted for animal cruelty arrested

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The Juneau Police Department is asking for the assistance of the public in locating a man indicted Thursday for a felony cruelty to animal charge, according to a JPD press release.

Bradley A. Bethel, 32, is wanted by JPD on a $20,000 warrant for the cruelty to animals charge, said Lt. Krag Campbell in the press release. Video turned up in the course of another police investigation of someone who appeared to be Bethel repeatedly suffocating and torturing one or multiple kittens, Campbell said in a phone interview.

Bethel has a distinct tattoo of a star near his right eye, Campbell said.

Bethel was formerly arrested for trafficking heroin to Juneau in the fall of 2012 and sentenced to 60 months in federal prison. It appears he’s still on federal probation, Campbell said.

If you have information

If you have information pertaining to Bethel’s whereabouts, please contact the Juneau Police Department at (907)586-0600. Anonymous tips can be submitted online at www.Juneaucrimeline.com.

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