Turtle chopped with an axe after mother bars son from listening to music

20-year-old Ronald Lyons-Winford was charged with vandalism and cruelty to animals after breaking a vehicle’s windows and a turtle’s shell with an axe because his mother told him that he was not allowed to listen to music.

On June 10th, Deputy Evans was dispatched to 1559 Dotsonville Road in regards to a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, Evans made contact with the mother of Ronald Lyons-Winford, who informed law enforcement that her son became irate after being told that he was not permitted to listen to music. According to the affidavit, Lyons-Winford responded to this by grabbing an axe from their yard and shattering the windows of their family’s van.

Ronald Lyons-Winford (MCSO)
Ronald Lyons-Winford (MCSO)

Shortly after breaking the vehicle’s windows, Lyons-Winford found a turtle on the lawn and proceeded to strike the reptile with an ax. Evans noted that the turtle had sustained injuries to its shell and was bleeding profusely but was still alive, per report. Lyons-Winford confessed to the actions when questioned by Evans and was detained for vandalism and cruelty to animals.

Ronald Lyons-Winford was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals and vandalism. His bond was set at $2,000.

Blaine Kellar

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