Escambia Man Sentenced To Prison On Animal Cruelty Charges

March 22, 2019

An Escambia County man has been sentenced to prison for aggravated animal cruelty, cruelty to animals and contributing to the delinquency of a child.

Circuit Judge Kinsey sentenced 25-year old David Wick to four years in state prison followed by three years of supervision with conditions including that Wick not own any animals.

On June 28, 2018, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service at the home of Wick and deputies discovered several dogs in distress. Deputies immediately contacted Escambia County Animal Control to investigate and remove the animals.

Eleven animals were removed from the premises and two dogs passed away as a result of their malnourishment and lack of veterinary care. Wick’s small child was ultimately removed based on the conditions of the home.


6 Responses to “Escambia Man Sentenced To Prison On Animal Cruelty Charges”

  1. John is not dear on March 27th, 2019 4:02 pm

    I am super proud to see an animal abuser finally get some prison time.!! And to mr. John’s comment about animals have more rights than people.. THAT is far from the truth!! Yes, there r some that take animal rights to extreme. But as bad as this selfish world has became, that may a good thing. Animals are honest and innocent. Human is the most dangerous animal on earth!!

  2. john on March 27th, 2019 6:49 am

    This is why I won’t adopt pets, or have any, because they have more rights than people….It is rapidly becoming a liability in owning animals. Kinda like when hotels used to having diving boards. So one day you might forget fluffy’s de-wormer meds and someone comes knocking on your door! @ Jason Ward you are exactly right.

  3. Rasheed Jackson on March 24th, 2019 9:19 am

    I agree with Jason. Just another burden on the already over taxed working people but I don’t want to pay for his med’s either. There needs to be a system that requires the inmates to take part in a work program where they earn a wage that is then used to offset the cost of their expenses while incarcerated. Any monies left over can then be placed in account for them to use when they are released. I understand there is no way they can earn enough to cover the full cost of incarceration but at least this would hold them some what responsible for their needs, while reducing the burden on the tax payers.

  4. jason ward on March 22nd, 2019 9:32 am

    mental help; get him on meds don’t let him be responsible for anything. But as a tax payer do I want to spend $ 64,000 a year to incarcerate him? what else has he done

  5. Rational on March 22nd, 2019 8:45 am

    Finally! A prison sentence for an animal abuser; excellent!

  6. mick on March 22nd, 2019 12:27 am

    Keep him away from children and animals…

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