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)
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