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27-CR-17-16824 Filed in Fourth Judicial District Court

7/10/2017 09:16:06 AM
Hennepin County, MN

StateofMinnesota DistrictCourt
CountyofHennepin 4thJudicialDistrict
ProsecutorFileNo. 17A08424
CourtFileNo. 27-CR-17-16824

StateofMinnesota, COMPLAINT
Plaintiff, OrderofDetention
vs.
TAYLORJOSEPHWINUMDOB:11/07/1988
1075Broadway
Apt2F
BrooklynNY,NY11221
Defendant.

The Complainant submits this complaint to the Court and states that there is probable cause to believe
Defendantcommittedthefollowingoffense(s):
COUNTI
Charge:Overwork/MistreatAnimals-Torture
MinnesotaStatute:343.21.1,withreferenceto:609.101.4,343.21.9(d)
MaximumSentence:2YEARSAND/OR$1,500-$5,000
OffenseLevel:Felony
OffenseDate(onorabout):05/17/2017
Control#(ICR#):17189614
Charge Description: That on or about 5/17/2017, in Hennepin County, Minnesota, TAYLOR JOSEPH
WINUM did overdrive, overload, torture, cruelly beat, neglect, or unjustifiably injure, maim, mutilate, or kill
an animal, or cruelly work an animal when it was unfit for labor, and the violation was intentional and
resultedindeathorgreatbodilyharmtoapetorcompanionanimal.

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27-CR-17-16824 Filed in Fourth Judicial District Court
STATEMENTOFPROBABLECAUSE 7/10/2017 09:16:06 AM
Hennepin County, MN

Complainanthasinvestigatedthefactsandcircumstancesofthisoffenseandbelievesthefollowing
establishesprobablecause:

On05/22/2017,MinneapolisPolicerespondedtoinvestigateananimalwelfaresituationstemmingfrom
anincidentoccurringonorabout05/17/2017,atanapartmentcomplexat2300PleasantAvenueSouth,
Minneapolis,HennepinCounty,MN.Thepropertymanagerattheapartmentcomplexreceivedarequest
fromC.Z.,VICTIMherein,toreviewsurveillancevideofootagefromtheearlymorninghoursof05/17/2017.
VICTIMhadbeentoldbyherboyfriend,TAYLORJOSEPHWINUM(DOB:11/07/1988),DEFENDANT
herein,thathercat,Marcus,hadfallenfromhersecondstorybalcony,resultingininjuriesthatrequired
Marcustobeeuthanized.

VICTIMfirstlearnedofMarcussinjurieswhenherroommatediscoveredbloodontheapartmentliving
roomfloor.VICTIMthenlocatedMarcusunderthecouchwithasevereamountofblooddrippingfromhis
mouth.VICTIMsaidsheaskedDEFENDANTwhathappenedtohercatandheexplainedthathewas
afraidtotellherthathercatwasinjured.DEFENDANTsaidontheearlymorningof5/17/17,Marcus
jumpedontothe2ndfloorpatiorailingandfelloffthebalcony.DEFENDANTstatedthatheranoutsideto
getMarcuswhowasnowhidingundersomecarsinthebackparkingarea.DEFENDANTsaidwhenhe
triedtograbMarcusandbringhiminside,thecatbegantobiteandscratchhim.

MarcuswasbroughttotheUniversityofMinnesotaVeterinaryClinic.TheveterinarianfoundthatMarcus
"hadswellingandevidenceoftraumatohishead.Hewasunabletoclosehisjawwithamal-alignmentof
themandibletotheright.Hehadatraumatichardpalatefracture.Hehadbruisingandfullthickness
lacerationsonhistongue.Hehadanincreasedrespiratoryeffortwithharshlungsoundsandhewas
coughing."Marcushadtobeeuthanizedbecauseoftheseinjuries.

PolicereviewedsurveillancevideofromtheapartmentcomplexandobservedDEFENDANTcarrying
Marcusbythethroatfromtherearentranceoftheapartmentcomplex.DEFENDANTisthenseenashort
timelateratthefrontmaindoorofthecomplexthrowingMarcusintotheyardareabytheheadinaviolent
manner.ItappearedMarcusflewquiteadistanceintheairbytheanglepresentedinthevideo.Videolater
showsMarcusrunningawayfromDEFENDANTasiftryingtoescapebutseemsdisorientedasheruns
intoandknocksoverastandingcigarettebox.DEFENDANTisseenchasingandeventuallycatching
Marcusbythefrontmaindoor.DEFENDANTisthenobservedsqueezingMarcus'sneckandthroatarea
withextremeforce,whichappearedtorenderthecatmotionless.WhileDEFENDANTissqueezing
Marcusbythethroatarea,DEFENDANTcanalsobeseenrotatinghiswristsinwhatappearstobean
attempttobreakthecat'sneck.DEFENDANTdoesthismotionforapproximately10-12secondsbefore
hethenforcefullyslamsMarcustothegroundinthemainentryareaoftheapartmentcomplex.When
DEFENDANTre-entersthebuildinghepicksupMarcusandbeginstosqueezehimbythethroatandneck
areawhilewalkingoutofcameraview.DEFENDANTappearstobeusingextremeforceasheis
observedtobeclenchinghisteethandflexinghismusclesasifstraining.

VICTIMalsoshowedpolicetextmessagesfromDEFENDANTinwhichDEFENDANTexpressedthathe
hatesVICTIM'scatsandwishedtheywouldkilleachother.

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27-CR-17-16824 Filed in Fourth Judicial District Court
SIGNATURESANDAPPROVALS 7/10/2017 09:16:06 AM
Hennepin County, MN

ComplainantrequeststhatDefendant,subjecttobailorconditionsofrelease,be:
(1)arrestedorthatotherlawfulstepsbetakentoobtainDefendant'sappearanceincourtor
(2)detained,ifalreadyincustody,pendingfurtherproceedingsandthatsaidDefendantotherwise
bedealtwithaccordingtolaw.
Complainantdeclaresunderpenaltyofperjurythateverythingstatedinthisdocumentistrueand
correct.Minn.Stat.358.116Minn.R.Crim.P.2.01,subds.1,2.

Complainant RichardAJackson ElectronicallySigned:


Sgt 07/08/201708:22AM
350S5thSt HennepinCounty,Minnesota
Minneapolis,MN55415-1389
Badge:3245

Beingauthorizedtoprosecutetheoffensescharged,Iapprovethiscomplaint.

ProsecutingAttorney PeterJohnson ElectronicallySigned:


300S6thSt 07/07/201703:38PM
Minneapolis,MN55487
(612)348-5550

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27-CR-17-16824 Filed in Fourth Judicial District Court
FINDINGOFPROBABLECAUSE 7/10/2017 09:16:06 AM
Hennepin County, MN
From the above sworn facts, and any supporting affidavits or supplemental sworn testimony, I, the Issuing Officer, have
determined that probable cause exists to support, subject to bail or conditions of release where applicable, Defendants arrest
or other lawful steps be taken to obtain Defendants appearance in court, or Defendants detention, if already in custody,
pendingfurtherproceedings.Defendantisthereforechargedwiththeabove-statedoffense(s).

SUMMONS
THEREFOREYOU,THEDEFENDANT,ARESUMMONEDtoappearon___________,_____at_____AM/PM
beforetheabove-namedcourtat300SSixthStreet,Minneapolis,MN55487toanswerthiscomplaint.

IFYOUFAILTOAPPEARinresponsetothisSUMMONS,aWARRANTFORYOURARRESTshallbeissued.

WARRANT
To the Sheriff of the above-named county or other person authorized to execute this warrant: I order, in the name of the State
of Minnesota, that the Defendant be apprehended and arrested without delay and brought promptly before the court (if in
session), and if not, before a Judge or Judicial Officer of such court without unnecessary delay, and in any event not later than
36hoursafterthearrestorassoonassuchJudgeorJudicialOfficerisavailabletobedealtwithaccordingtolaw.

ExecuteinMNOnly ExecuteNationwide ExecuteinBorderStates

X ORDEROFDETENTION
Since the Defendant is already in custody, I order, subject to bail or conditions of release, that the Defendant continue to be
detainedpendingfurtherproceedings.

Bail:$40,000.00
ConditionsofRelease:NoContactwithVictimNouseofdrugs/alcoholRandomUAsOther:Waiverofextradition

Thiscomplaint,dulysubscribedandsworntoorsignedunderpenaltyofperjury,isissuedbytheundersignedJudicialOfficer
asofthefollowingdate:July10,2017.

JudicialOfficer RosanneNathanson ElectronicallySigned:07/10/201709:12AM


SworntestimonyhasbeengivenbeforetheJudicialOfficerbythefollowingwitnesses:

COUNTYOFHENNEPIN
STATEOFMINNESOTA

StateofMinnesota
Plaintiff LAWENFORCEMENTOFFICERRETURNOFSERVICE
IherebyCertifyandReturnthatIhaveservedacopyofthisOrderof
vs. DetentionupontheDefendanthereinnamed.
SignatureofAuthorizedServiceAgent:
TAYLORJOSEPHWINUM
Defendant