Man sentenced to six years for dead cat in safe deposit box case

Posted By Staff

Date: July 10th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

catThe man suspected of placing a dead cat in the safe deposit box of a Stevens Point bank because he wanted to rid the institution of “fraud” has maintained his plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.

Justin Doppsmith appeared in a Portage County courtroom Friday morning after another evaluation of him was conducted by the state.

Charges against Doppsmith stem from two separate incidents. The first involved charges of disorderly conduct, bail jumping, and resisting or obstructing an officer for putting the dead cat along with a loaf of bread and a dollar bill wrapped around a rock into the safe deposit box. Investigators said the cat had been dead for quite some time.

Doppsmith also spit at officers as they were questioning him about the incident because they “were not a game warden.”

He’s also accused of arson for setting fire to a tree in order to help it “molt.”

After accepting the plea and all reports, a judge sentenced Doppsmith to six years at the Department of Health Services, beginning immediately. He was given credit for days already served on both counts.

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