March 13, 2019 -- James SUTHANN to be Prosecuted for Felony Animal Cruelty

Yesterday (Mar 12) our office filed a formal Notice of Information beginning the process of prosecuting JAMES SUTHANN (37) for a single felony count of Cruelty to Animals, with Death, Pain or Suffering (F3).  If convicted, SUTHANN faces up to five (5) years in state prison.

SUTHANN was arrested for animal cruelty by the Brevard County Sheriff's Animal Services Unit on February 25, 2019. Owners of Groomingdales Pet Spa, where SUTHANN worked as a contract employee, turned over a video recording of him abusing a German Shepherd dog. SUTHANN can be seen twisting and breaking the dog's tail which had to be amputated as a result of the attack.

SUTHANN is not in custody and the case is set for docket review on April 17, 2019 at 9:00 am, in front of Judge Morgan Reinman.

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