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ECSO: Springfield Man Sets Cat on Fire and Steal's Victim's Car

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EFFINGHAM COUNTY, GA -

Bond has been denied for a Springfield man who Effingham County officials say set his mother-in-law's cat on fire and stole her car.

The suspect is 29-year-old Charles Lambert. Deputies say the incident began around 8 p.m. Monday at the woman's home on Elbert Arnsdorff Road. "Lambert removed her pet cat, dowsed it in gasoline, and set it on fire killing the animal in his son's toy wagon, according to Sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor.

A short time later a deputy spotted Lambert and his small child inside the stolen vehicle on Ga. 21 near Springfield Egypt Road. Lambert sped away and was eventually found a home on Turkey Branch Road where deputies had to force their way inside to arrest Lambert.  Handcuffed, Lambert kicked a deputy in the face and tried to run away. Deputies subdued him with a taser and finally took him into custody.

Lambert faces a list of charges including: theft by taking an automobile, cruelty to children on the first degree, child endangerment, felony cruelty to an animal, possession of controlled substance, felony obstruction of a law enforcement officer, battery on a law enforcement officer, escape, DUI, and crossing guard lines with contraband.

 

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