Kingsport police accuse man of torturing ex-girlfriend’s cats, charge him with felony animal cruelty
Kingsport police say they have enough evidence to charge a man with the sadistic torture of two cats owned by his ex-girlfriend.
Investigators are looking for Troy Collins who is accused of biting the felines at her home and her pet store, causing serious injury in late 2019.
Collins, 45, is charged with felony aggravated animal cruelty and theft over $1,000 for stealing two handguns from the woman’s safe.
KPD spokesperson Tom Patton said Collins has violent tenancies and is considered armed and dangerous. He noted that Collins is believed to be in Kingsport after just moving to Tennessee from Florida.