Kansas man sentenced for 3 DUIs and killing kitten

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HAYS, Kan. (KAKE) -

A 20-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and more than two years of probation for animal cruelty and several DUI cases.

The Salina Post reports Tucker Rhoades, of Hays, was originally charged with three counts of driving under the influence, felony flee and elude, failure to report an accident and cruelty to animals. 

Rhoades was sentenced Monday to a total of 27 months of probation for the three misdemeanor DUIs and felony cruelty to animals. He had already spent 22 days in jail and another 29 days in treatment and was given time served, according to the Post.

Court documents state that in November of 2017, Rhoades threw a kitten against the ceiling, a wall, a trash can, up in the air and finally against a stone wall, killing the animal. Prosecutors said he was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

Rhoades’ DUI arrests started when he was 16, with the latest last September.

If he violates probation, he faces 27 months in the Ellis County Jail.

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