TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- A court hearing is set for next month in the case of a northern Michigan teenager who police say severed a cat's head.
Jonathan David Cook was arraigned this past week on a felony count of killing or torturing animals and is being held in the Grand Traverse County jail on a $50,000 cash bond.
Sheriff's deputies arrested the 18-year-old at a Blair Township residence two weeks after prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for him.
The Traverse City Record-Eagle says Cook told police a cat bit him when he tried to pet it, so he fatally stabbed the animal.
The Grawn resident is accused of stuffing the cat's head in a plastic bag tied to his belt buckle.
Cook's hearing is scheduled for Dec. 2 in Traverse City.