The cat died during the incident, according to court records. Three minutes later, police received a 9-1-1 call from the neighbor, identified as Lisa Marie Everhart, saying a man later identified as Sagraves broke into her house and hit her dog in the head with a wooden baseball bat, records showed.
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Everhart and her young children were visibly upset, the court document said, adding the children were screaming and crying.
Sagraves faces a maximum of 18 months in jail for the burglary charge and 12 months for the cruelty conviction, according to court document.