JUNEAU, Alaska — A Juneau man suspected of harming kittens has been arrested, police announced Wednesday.
Bradley Bethel, 32, was arrested Tuesday on a $20,000 cruelty to animals felony warrant, police said.
Police investigating another case found a video of a man repeatedly suffocating and torturing one or more kittens, Lt. Krag Campbell told the Juneau Empire last week. Police believe the man in the video was Bethel, who has a distinct tattoo of a star near his right eye, Campbell said.
A Juneau grand jury on Thursday indicted Bethel.
Police on Tuesday saw a man matching Bethel’s description entering a downtown home. Officer knocked on the door and received no response, police said. After obtaining a search warrant, officers found Bethel inside.
Bethel is jailed at Lemon Creek Correctional Center. Online court documents do not list an attorney for Bethel who could comment on the case.