Man who beat dog to death sentenced to 30 days.

Escrito por Nuria Querol i Viñas. Publicado en News in English.

A man who tied a dog to a tree and beat him to death earlier this year is in St. Louis County jail serving a 30- day sentence for felony animal abuse.  
Man who beat dog to death sentenced to 30 days.

A man who tied a dog to a tree and beat him to death earlier this year is in St. Louis County jail serving a 30- day sentence for felony animal abuse.

Judge David Lee Vincent III imposed the jail time Friday on Ervin L. Perryman, 23, of north St. Louis County, and ordered him taken from the courtroom to begin his sentence, to be followed by five years of probation.

On Sept. 20, Perryman pleaded guilty. He admitted he grabbed Sarge, a mixed-breed owned by a neighbor, tied it to a tree and beat Sarge to death with the baseball bat.

The incident took place on Feb. 8. The dog's owner had let Sarge out that morning and the dog did not return. Prosecutor Michael Bert(cq) said Sarge had attacked Perryman's dog in the past.

Once Perryman had tied Sarge to a tree, he could have taken other action like reporting it to police or complaining to the owner, Bert said. Instead, Perryman went back into his house to get the baseball bat.

As conditions of probation, Vincent ordered the defendant to serve 200 hours of community service and suggested he serve those hours with the Humane Society or some other animal protection group. Perryman must also attend a class conducted by the Humane Society called Power of Compassion.

Perryman is barred from owning a pet and must undergo both psychological evaluation and drug testing.

In court Friday, Perryman apologized for his actions.