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Punish Sick Teen Who Duct-Taped And Fatally Stabbed Innocent Cat

Published: October 21, 2021 at 08:27 PM Author: Penny Eims

Johnson City, Tennessee. On April 18, 2021, a horrific discovery was made in the parking lot of the Appalachian Funeral Home in Johnson City, Tennessee. A fluffy orange and white cat had been brutally attacked and tortured – the body left behind like unwanted trash.

The cat’s paws were bound in duct-tape, there was obvious head trauma, and a bloodied screwdriver was found nearby.

The sick crime shocked people near and far, and Animal Victory had created a petition and offered a $500 reward with the hope that it would help the authorities find the person behind the criminal act.

Finally, an arrest has been made!! The authorities have identified 19-year-old Deamion R. Davis as the person responsible for torturing and killing the cat found in April.  On October 19, Davis was arrested for aggravated animal cruelty and booked into the Washington County Detention Center on $10,000 bond.

Forensic evidence evaluated by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s laboratory led to Davis’ arrest.

More is now known about the victimized cat – according to an affidavit from Washington County General Sessions Court, the cat’s owner had left the feline with a friend while she went out of town. The cat, who was allowed to go outside, vanished on April 16. It has been reported that a woman who  “did not agree with how [the friend] was taking care of the cat,” had picked up the orange cat while it was outside and proceeded to give it away on Craigslist. The outcome of that woman’s actions is horrific.

The monster behind this heinous crime has been identified and charged; now we must collect as many signatures as possible to convince court officials that ONLY the maximum punishment for his charge will do. A slap on the wrist plea deal would only serve to diminish the seriousness of this criminal act. Please add your name today to put Deamion R. Davis away for as long as possible. We will also be asking the court to forbid Davis from owning, or living with, any animal in the future.

Find the original petition at this link.

Individuals are presumed innocent until being found guilty in a court of law.

Update 5/26/2022: Animal Victory has 25,213 signatures to the District Attorney.

Update 4/13/2022: Animal Victory has the following updates for this case:

  • Plea Deadline 06/20/2022 9:00 a.m. Stacy Street 
  • Appearance Hearing 04/04/2022 9:00 a.m. Stacy Street Continuance Granted

Update 3/3/2022: Animal Victory has learned that there is a Status Hearing on March 14, followed by the first appearance for the trial on April 4, 2022.

Update 11/30/2021: Animal Victory has learned that the next criminal hearing is scheduled for January 25, 2022, at 1:30 p.m.

Update 11/8/2021: Animal Victory has sent 17,393 signatures along with our Petition Letter to General Sessions.

Petition Letter



Johnson City Press


*Individuals are presumed innocent until being found guilty in a court of law.

Punish Sick Teen Who Duct-Taped And Fatally Stabbed Innocent Cat

25,264 signatures = 126% of goal

25,264 Katrina Parker PUNISH THIS PIECE OF FKN TRASH May 28, 2022
25,263 SHARON CAPPUCCIO May 28, 2022
25,262 Julie Sanchez Take action now! May 28, 2022
25,261Anonymous May 28, 2022
25,260 Susan Fong This evil teen deserves the MAXIMUM punishment our legal system provides. May 27, 2022
25,259 Valerie Sherrill May 27, 2022
25,258 Kurt Bragger May 26, 2022
25,257 Susan White He looks very mentally evil. A piece of filth. Banish IT from society. A truly horrible bit of garbage. Lock IT away from decent people, he's a danger to ALL May 25, 2022
25,256 Nancy Rittenhouse May 25, 2022
25,255 Hanneke Bekhof May 25, 2022
25,254 Jennifer Shaffer May 25, 2022
25,253 Mary Whiteman May 25, 2022
25,252 Margaret Envis May 23, 2022
25,251 Erin Sleeth May 23, 2022
25,250 Daniel Avichail May 22, 2022
25,249 Colleen Murray May 21, 2022
25,248 Gerri Reynolds May 20, 2022
25,247 Mary Fleming May 20, 2022
25,246 Judy Orr This kid is sick & needs to be punished. May 19, 2022
25,245Anonymous May 19, 2022
25,244 Michelle Collar May 19, 2022
25,243 sandra eurich May 19, 2022
25,242 Angela Buzzeo May 18, 2022
25,241 Cherie Blackstock May 18, 2022
25,240 Kristine Whetstone May 18, 2022
25,239Anonymous Duct tape his hands and feet and do the same May 18, 2022
25,238 Candace Modrell May 18, 2022
25,237 Alain Cosandey May 17, 2022
25,236 Sharon Tefft Disgusting, cowardly act by a monster. Throw this POS in jail for as long as possible. This monster is sick and a danger to society. If it wasn't this cat, it would have been another innocent animal. But the person who stole this cat and gave him away on Craigslist should also be prosecuted as their actions contributed to this. May 17, 2022
25,235 Dina Rigas May 16, 2022