Kingston man who allegedly dug up carcass of woman's pet chinchilla and sent her photos being held for psychiatric evaluation
KINGSTON, N.Y. — The man who is alleged to have dug up a woman’s dead pet and then sent her the images electronically following a domestic dispute Saturday is being held for psychiatric evaluation at Kingston Hospital, police said Monday.
Raymond S. Williamson, 20, of 73 Liberty St., Kingston, was arrested by city police Sunday at 8:37 p.m. at the intersection of Clinton Avenue and St. James Street and charged with grand larceny, a felony; aggravated harassment, a misdemeanor; and harassment, a violation.
Police said he was involved in a domestic dispute with a 19-year-old woman, though they weren’t sure of the nature of their relationship.
They said he pushed and scratched her while he was grabbing for her phone and then stole $260 from her.
On Sunday, Williamson is alleged to have dug up the woman’s dead chinchilla, a domesticated rodent native to South America. Police did not say where the animal was exhumed. Williamson is alleged to have sent the victim photos of the body by means of his a cell phone.
He was to be arraigned Monday, but that will happen at a later date pending the findings of the psychiatric evaluation, police said.
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