Beers already faced a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty plus theft and trespass charges. The new charge means he could be sentenced to up to three years in prison if convicted.
Beers grabbed the animal after an argument with the couple in their long, rural driveway, according to court documents. Trying to pull out of the driveway, the couple asked him to leave. He told them he wanted to stay and make a call on his cell phone. Then he drove toward Caisha like he was going to run her over, the couple said.
The man left but returned when the couple left and grabbed Zoey, according to charging documents.