Teen Felon Charged with Assaulting His Girlfriend and Trying to Flush a Puppy

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(St. Louis County, Minn.) Apparently, a December 2009 conviction for third degree felony assault did not make much of an impression on Joshua Ray Gordon, 18. Two months later, he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and severely beat a 12-week-old puppy named Griffin. Witnesses told police that Gordon had attempted to flush the puppy down a toilet and that the puppy had been wrapped in a wet blanket and left in the basement for several days with no food or water. When police found him, he was dehydrated and underweight. He had bleeding in his right eye and didn’t want to lift his head or stand up.

On February 11, 2010 officers arrested Gordon for assaulting and injuring his girlfriend, cruelty to an animal resulting in great bodily harm, selling marijuana in a school zone and possession of a stun gun, all felonies.

What You Can Do

Send a polite letter to County Attorney Melanie S. Ford by completing the form below. Thank her for pursuing felony animal cruelty charges in this case and encourage a strong and meaningful sentence upon conviction. A plea hearing is currently set for December 2, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. Locals are encouraged to support the prosecution by
attending court proceedings.

St. Louis County District Court
Virginia Courthouse
300 South 5th Avenue
Virginia, MN 55792
Telephone: (218) 749-7106
case #69VI – CR – 10 – 190
(Always contact the Court to confirm court dates as they are subject to change.)

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