Arkansas woman shoots towards teen ‘trying to rape the neighbor’s dog’

In Centerton, Arkansas, a 40-year-old woman has been arrested for shooting a gun into the grass as a warning to a teenager “trying to rape the neighbor’s dog.” Kerrie Lenkerd told local authorities on April 17 she had looked out of her bedroom window and saw a 14-year-old sexually assaulting her neighbor’s dog.

According to KnwaNews, this wasn’t the first time Lenkerd had witnessed the disturbing act. She told Centerton Police she took her 9mm handgun out of her safe and went to confront the teen. When the teen ran away, Lenkerd alleges she fired a shot into the grass to scare him.  She then contacted the police; the teen had left his iPad at the scene which authorities seized as proof he had been there. Lenkerd has been charged with aggravated assault and ordered not to have any contact with the teen; her gun has been seized.

The teen, unidentified because of his age, has been charged with two counts of bestiality. According to witnesses who heard the gun shot noise, the teen was seen running away just wearing boxer shorts and a shirt. When interviewed by police, the boy said Lenkerd ordered him to put up his hands as she pointed a gun. He didn’t see her carrying a badge, so he ran away by jumping over the fence and heard the gun shot seconds later.When he arrived home, he lied to his mother before speaking to authorities.

Lenkerd’s attorney defended his client stating she was trying to protect the dog and had been careful not to shoot the teen. She is free on $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on June 5.

(Centerton, Arkansas photo of Lenkerd via police booking)

Follow the Pet Rescue Report on Facebook.

 

113 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    I don’t think the gun was necessary in this incidence, He was running, she had his ipad now she is in trouble for shooting at the pervert! I don’t doubt, after witnessing such and act though, I would like to shoot the sicko. How proud his mother must be!

    Reply
      • Barkley's Mom says:

        He was running when she shot the gun. I don’t think he would have continued the assault when he saw she was there. I have no problem with her shooting into the ground to scare him, I’m just sorry she is facing charges because of it.

      • Linda Schmidt says:

        Indeed, bravo to this woman who should not be charged with anything! I pray the dog’s owners are grateful and will keep a better eye on their pet — not leave it unattended as obviously there are some very sick-minded people in this world. I hope there is a special place in hell for all who harm/abuse animals — and an very special place in Heaven for all who work tirelessly and unselfishly for the welfare and protection of our animal friends.

  2. Animal Advocate says:

    Hope the rapist gets sentenced to the maximal penalty. Hope the lady gets exonerated. She saved the dogs life. Too bad she couldn’t have held him at gunpoint and called law enforcement. She should not be convicted.

    Reply
      • Linda Patton says:

        She should of shot him right in the ass and his privates, sick ass boy! He’s obviously twisted mentally to even think of such a morbid thing to do. I hope the judge throws the book at him, lock his ass up until he’s legally an adult then transfer him to adult prison. He’s no more then a rapist in the making… the next serial rapist in the making. She did the right thing in my opinion. I will say she has much more control then I do. I’d of beaten him within an inch of his life, shot him directly in the ass then called the police. It’d of been worth the bail money, time spent, and court time. As long as he was off the streets, locked up, and in pain I’d of been partially satisfied!!!

      • susan m froman says:

        I’ll donate to help her out if there’s a fine because she deserved a medal for her actions

  3. Linda Szymoniak says:

    The sad thing is, she’ll probably get worse than so many people who shoot and kill dogs. She didn’t actually shoot anyone, and she was trying to save the dog being raped. What is this world coming to?

    Reply
  4. julie lightfoot says:

    Good on her she hurt no one and did what she did to protect this poor dog from a sexual deviat, hope this lady gets nothing, hope the pervert is charged vile act sickening and at 14 too

    Reply
    • Mary Farmer says:

      She lost her gun and may do jail time over it. She is being punished. Never tell a cop you shot at somebody.

      Reply
    • Sherry says:

      she is my idol too, sheri! lol. Hope she is cleared of charges! That kid will never be suitable to live in society. He is twisted.

      Reply
  5. Patricia Green says:

    I would have done the same but I would have shot him !!! The laws are not strong enough for there animals no matter where we live here in the U. I am all for this woman she did right I stand behind her 100%…

    Reply
  6. Lois says:

    I don’t feel she should get anything for helping that’s why no one wants too … they turn a blind eye.. make a tough charge so they would think about doing this

    Reply
  7. Red says:

    This is the most idiotic arrest!!! The kid was seen running in his shorts, left personal item at scene, AND SHE GETS ARRESTED??!?!? She did not shoot the perv….she merely scared the crap out of him – which he apparently needed since his only outlet for sex is defenseless animals. This kid is ill…… put him away and give Kerri her gun back and send her home!!
    Let her go, lock him up in a hospital!!!

    Reply
  8. Ivey says:

    A 14 yr old RAPING a dog??? Wholly Shit! What is this world coming to?? I agree that she should not be charged with a crime…but the boy?! He needs help and this is probably only a precursor to crimes he will commit in the future! She may have shown the world a future “serial rapist” in the making.

    Reply
  9. Michele says:

    Why does the headline say she SHOOTS TEEN…. the story says she shot at the ground as a warning. It’s misleading.

    Reply
  10. Leslie Lauersdorf says:

    She should not even have been charged. She didn’t shoot at the pervert, she shot at the ground. The teen needs to be put in prison where he is able to get help for his sickness.

    Reply
  11. Debbie says:

    Save all punishment for that teen trying to rape someone”s innocent pet. She could have shot him but SHE DIDN’T. She had witnessed this before from this sicko. She was giving him a warning. So why go after her? WTH?

    Reply
  12. allrise3 says:

    If there is a fund raiser for this woman for her legal expenses or anything else that can help her, please put it on every social media site so we can contribute.

    Reply
  13. pennysdachshund says:

    NOW lets SEE!!! The JUDGE will probably PUT her in Jail for a YEAR!!! and release the Perp WHOSE INTENTIONS WERE WHAT!!!! They SHOULD GIVE the CITIZENS OF THE YEAR AWARE FOR one of DECENT CITIZEN DEFENDING & PREVENTING the SORRID MOLESTION and POSSIBLE MURDER of another INNOCENT DOG in that HELL STATE of ARKANSAS PERVERTS!!!!!

    Reply
    • Barkley's Mom says:

      I’d certainly be willing to chip in for her defense. She didn’t shoot the pervert, I don’t know if I would have been that kind!

      Reply
      • Denise says:

        I would also be willing to chip in for her defence. I commend her for doing what she did!!

  14. Haley says:

    Hope her charges are dismissed. You’d go a bit crazy too watching bestiality commited on an innocent animal

    Reply
  15. Cynthia Como says:

    Ok so they arrested her and u can been %100 sure this sicko teenager will NOT be punished,most likely a fine with a short period of probation! They need to release his name so the entire town and all who associate with this sicko will know EXACTLY what kind of depraved asshole he is. He will continue to rape animals and maybe move on to a child or defenseless woman because u just CANNOT fix or rehabilitate this kind of behavior,and what scary is the courts KNOW that this will be an issue with this little pos for the rest of his insignificant life! He is well on his way to being a repeat offender of sexual criminal behavior so they might as well reserve a prison cell for him now! So freaking depraved and immoral!

    Reply
  16. Kayla says:

    I think it’s bull that she got her gun taken away & got locked up . She should have shot him period. But she didn’t, she wanted to scare him, I don’t see what the problem is besides that boy needs to be LOCKED away for doing such things. His mother needs to teach him better, OBVIOUSLY!!!

    Reply
  17. Jan says:

    If this underage rapist ( the dog can’t give consent) says she said put your hands up,then lies to his mother. Why should he tell the police the truth?

    Reply
  18. Joan Martin says:

    So because this little PERV is a minor it’s OK for him to do what he did? I say … GOOD for her. She should have shot the little bastard right between the legs!!!!!

    Reply
    • Roselyne CORNETTE says:

      D’accord avec vous, pas de pitié pour les barbares et encore moins pour ceux qui se servent de leur âge pour commettrent des crimes.

      Reply
  19. ellen cottone says:

    she could have shot his ass If she wanted too.
    premediated controll. smart lady. she used a gun and got er done.
    and the only thing that died is the secret sexual deviance of a back wood country boy.
    good work cleaning up your neighborhood.

    Reply
  20. Gabriela says:

    I understand very well her intentions were good, but unfortunately even thou we have the right to own guns, state laws are really screwed, you can be charged with unlawful discharge or reckless discharge of a weapon, the penalties vary from jail time hefty fines, to long time probation and more fines. If you live within city limits you cant discharge even on your own property, unless its self defense and even that it has to be a solid proof your life was truly in danger. The laws vary from state to state. I hope this woman has a good lawyer and fights the charges, it really sucks how her good intentions turned against her, and the little pervert will get off and probably sue.

    Reply
  21. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    You are AWESOME!!!!! Thank You for saving that poor dog. That little bastard needs to go straight to Prison. If he does this he will turn it on a Person. Sick little BASTARD!!!!

    Reply
  22. Becky Harris says:

    I have stood up for animals…not something as horrifying as this thank god! I’ve found animal abusers to be cowards, never had any weapon but the look on my face must of said it all. Thank you Kerrie for standing up!

    Reply
  23. susispot says:

    DROP THE CHARGES!! THE WRONG PERSON IS STANDING IN THIS MUG SHOT. Who can we write to complain? She’s a HERO!

    Reply
  24. Glenda Myers says:

    Well you know what – if the authorities that be would toughen abuse laws; make the punishment fit the crime, perhaps these sickos would think twice.. I guess that’s questionable though ’cause obviously their brains don’t function right to begin with, do they? At any rate, I say kudos to this woman.. I hope she scared the little pervert enough that he won’t try this again..

    Reply
  25. Shelly ruscito says:

    Set her free. Charge the little asshole. Case closed. Our laws suck so people will just have to take it into their own hands. I’m sick of all the a buse and the person getting away with it.

    Reply
  26. Marcella Manuel says:

    How is it that this sick youngster was able to continuously get to that dog? Was that poor dog being kept on a chain? Or is it that the poor innocent dog was just so friendly she allowed this stupid little sob to restrain her? Either way I’m glad she let a bullet out and I hope like hell more people started doing this. I think we need to Rally around her even if it means driving to Arkansas and picketing.

    Reply
  27. Dona says:

    This lady is a HERO!!! Throw that teenage piece of human garbage down a deep dark hole before he rapes again, like a teenage girl.

    Reply
  28. Jacqueline says:

    She should have shot off his dick, he won’t be raping dogs any more. She probably saved a lot of kids from been sexually abused sick bastard

    Reply
  29. Debbie Lewellen says:

    How many lives are going to have to be affected, devastated and destroyed when this FREAK starts molesting children and committing other acts of violence, because RAPE no matter who the victim is, is an ACT OF VIOLENCE TOWARDS THE VICTIM!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  30. Judy says:

    That little monster needs to be fixed to he can never have sex with any living being again. This lady needs a good citizen award.

    Reply
  31. Alex McDill says:

    This kid will grow up raping more animals AND people. He will more than likely even resort to killing one or more of his victims. He needs to be locked up and throw away the key. Unfortunately, because of his age, nothing will happen to him. His future victims are the ones who will suffer. He is lucky I didn’t catch him. This woman is a hero, and yes, the dog’s owner(s) need to help her.

    Reply
  32. Rita Helton says:

    I think she is a hero and should get a medal and her charges need to be dropped that poor animal didn’t deserve that .as for that sick perverted kid if he’s that desperate to rape a dog then he would be that desperate to do it to a person that’s a rapist and a serial one at that and just because it happen to a dog and not a person does not mean that he should get away with it and if I. Lived by that lady and that happen to my dog I would stand up for her for helping my dog and that sicko needs help now lock him up before he gets on to something else then a dog .

    Reply
    • pennysdachshund says:

      THE COMMUNITY NEEDS TO STAT A PETITION!!!!! TAKE IT where ALL WHO ARE IN SUPPORT OF THIS LADY DOING JUSTICE FOR THAT LITTLE DOG TO SIGN AND PRESENT TO THE CITY FATHERS & COUNTY COMMISSIONERS!!!!

      Reply
  33. Tam Pham says:

    If someone writes any letters for the Congress then needs to get more signatures to helps her, I’m going to sign it!

    Reply
  34. Laurie Adams says:

    Kerrie Lenkerd I applaud you for taking action. I am sure there are so many people who support you that would be willing to chip in to your defense expenses if you start a gofundme account. To the parents of the young man caught in this disgusting act, your son needs serious help and is heading down a very dark path. I pray the gun shot scared some sense it to him.

    Reply
  35. Anne Grice says:

    What absurdity! The legal system is messed up for sure & needs to be overhauled ! She used the gun to warn this rapist! I guess in the US shooting at the rapist would be more acceptable! No wonder the US police never only fire warning shots to scare off back yards dogs they shoot to kill!~

    Reply
  36. GT ELMORE says:

    She’s fallen into the “money web” set by the cops, the prosecutors and the judges. Jesus of Nazareth warned about it. As he said, she will not escape now until she has paid “the uttermost farthing” to this gang of thieves and as many of their co-dependent hangers-on as they can get into the revenue stream. Get into any such situation – and you’ll soon find out who the REAL thugs are.

    Reply
  37. Lori says:

    Are you kidding??? This woman should be being praised not locked up!! If this little sicko is raping dogs you can bet he’s hurting children or will soon! Wake up! What is wrong with people that they know longer know right from wrong???

    Reply
  38. Gloria R Graeber says:

    The way I see it, she was doing police work. She caught a criminal committing a crime. The criminal should be punished (to the full extent of the law…..attempted rape…animal cruelty….indecent exposure)…..and she should be offered a job with the police department! She should be praised and honored the pervert needs to be locked up! The dog should be rehomed to someone that will love and protect it.

    Reply
  39. SHARON MCADAM says:

    Just like the law to mess it up !!! The boy should be put away the filthy retard !! This woman is a hero and she should be commended not took to court .

    Reply
  40. LESLIE says:

    That teen is scum…she needs a go fund me page. ..i think she is a hero!! She shot the grass not the kid, and she needs atty..wow. poor lady
    Kid should pay her bail and atty little creepy fuck

    Reply
  41. Mel Holden says:

    Why didn’t she point a camera at him instead of a gun?! The police said they needed evidence – a photo or better, a video, would have been much better to point at him than a gun.

    Reply
  42. Adrienne says:

    This woman saved the life of that dog and if this was done before, that dog could be in a lot of pain. She scared him off and the most she should have been given was a warning about the gun. I guess the police are concerned that his mother (oh, she must be so proud of her son the dog rapist) , possibly suing the woman for shooting at her son. That so called kid, knew how to use that appendage between his legs, so give him the punishment he deserves and thank this woman for catching him before he went further. He is a criminal in training. His mother should also thank this woman for bringing her son’s disgusting behavior to her attention too.

    Reply
  43. PAMELA D says:

    THIS WOMAN IS GREAT! SHE IS PROTECTING THE DOG AND GETS ARRESTED BECAUSE HE WAS A POS MINOR. WHAT IS HIS NAME SO THE BASTARD CAN BE EMBARRASSED BUT THEN AGAIN THE SICK SOB IS SO MENTALLY DISTURBED HE HAS NO DAMN SHAME. TOO BAD SHE DIDN’T KILL HIM AND GET AWAY WITH IT. LEAVE KERRIE ALONE SHE DID A GOOD DEED. I HATE ANIMAL RAPIST WOULD WISH SOMEONE WOULD HAVE SHOVED A BROOM UP HIS ASS TILL IT CAME OUT OF HIS MOUTH. THIS IS A USELESS LOW LIFE SCUMBAG WHICH TELLS US WHAT KIND OF FUTURE HE IS HEADING FOR. HOPE EVERYTHING GOES WELL WITH KERRIE. I WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME THING. THIS SCUMBAG SHOULDN’T BE IDENTIFIED BECAUSE OF HIS AGE AND THE ASSHOLE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS DOING. HOPEFULLY HE WILL GET THE SAME SHIT DONE TO HIM BY HIS FELLOW CLASSMATES.

    Reply

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. […] The Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees citizens of the United States the right to bear arms. but this right doesn’t come without a large measure of responsibility too. In Centerton, Arkansas, Kerrie Lenkerd, 40, saw a 14-year-old sexually assaulting her neighbor’s dog (not the first time either). So, she went outside with her gun and shot into the grass to warn him.He ran and left his iPad at the scene. Lenkerd called the police and was subsequently charged with aggravated assault, had her guns seized, and told not to have further contact with the teen. Witnesses recall seeing the teen run away from the scene in boxer shorts and a T-shirt. Seems to me that Lenkerd used her weapon in a responsible way.Take a look at this womanShe didn’t shoot the teen but did stop him from committing a serious crime. The teen has been charged with two counts of bestiality.Share away, people.[h/t Pet Rescue Report] […]

  2. […] Woman arrested for shooting towards teen who was allegedly trying to rape neighbor’s dog – read more here. […]

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *