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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Who is Ezra James, Ezra Lee James who lit a raccoon in a trap on fire for eating his mangoes?

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UPDATE: 10/11/2018 Case continued at request of defendant. Early resolution scheduled for Dec 13, 2018 at 8:30 am before Judge Rhonda Babb Div 10 at Moore Justice Center.

There will be early resolution. Sounds like he's making a plea deal. I believe he will appear Oct 11 2018 to accept a plea deal. I have no idea what the plea is. I think he will plead guilty to a lesser offense and pay a fine and court costs. They may also sentence him to three years in jail with all time waived if he doesn't commit another crime while on probation for same time. That's just my guess.

09/17/2018EFILE-Deputy TERESAA-09/17/2018 11:09 7 NOTICE OF APPEARANCE 1
09/17/2018 8 WAIVER OF ARRAIGNMENT 1
09/17/2018 9 DEMAND FOR DISCOVERY 2
09/17/2018 10 NOTICE TO APPEAR(NTA) FOR EARLY RESOLUTION 1
09/18/2018 CAL:ARRAIGNMENT
09/18/2018 CR: ARRAIGNMENT CANCELLED
10/11/2018 CAL:EARLY RESOLUTION

09/18/2018 08:00 AM CAL:ARRAIGNMENT MOORE JUSTICE CENTER RHONDA E. BABB

Charging document by the DA.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IIy19g7pAzMPnB0maY8Ts3dV5I0X6hI4/view?usp=sharing

The probably cause document has just been unsealed. It's below redacted as a two page pdf. Ezra is listed as retired. It states as follows,

"On August 16, 2018 Ezra Lee James did commit the offense of Animal Cruelty resulting in death by intentionally and willfully capturing a raccoon, pouring gasoline on it and setting it on fire while still in a metal trap. This resulted in the cruel death of the raccoon; when I arrived on scene the raccoon had been pulled out of the cage and was laying on the ground. The raccoon was still alive, completely burned, skin was pulled back from the feet from the burns. I had to put the animal down with my gun to end its suffering."

https://drive.google.com/file/d/16jA494dsi2XjflGeVJx16gQl1qUD4EBX/view?usp=sharing

ORIGINAL: Ezra James trapped a raccoon which he believed was eating his mangoes. He admitted to then pouring gasoline on it lighting it on fire August 15, 2018 at night. He left the raccoon in the trap. The neighbor saw it and called police. Police humanely shot the raccoon to death to put it out of its misery. He was arrested at his home August 16, 2018. He paid bond and was bailed August 17, 2018. James, Ezra booking number 4857028.

Ezra Lee James was born February 12, 1930 in Jamaica. He currently lives in Palm Bay, Brevard County, Florida. He was arrested August 17, 2018 at his home. He was charged with a felony, cruelty to animals in the third degree. There are many other cases against him in Brevard County.

Ezra James was charged with a felony animal cruelty in the third degree. Sentence is no more than five years in jail and/or $10,000 fine. I personally believe Ezra James has some senility and has seriously lost his judgment. He admitted to his crime on video for the media. I think he should be sentenced to counseling, community service, a fine and probation. Jail time for an 88 year old man makes no sense.

Here it the court record as a pdf. It's also below as text but it falls apart.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L5ZCTU4_6a7Tq5v1S52AGeM49TU2TsBA/view?usp=sharing

In 2006 Ezra James went bankrupt. At the time he owned three homes and three cars which included a Cadillac Fleetwood, Lincoln Towncar and a 15 passenger Ford 350 bus. All homes were in foreclosure. He is listed as a transportation provider for the Port Authority of Florida. In 2006 he was a taxi cab service for E & J Transportation making $771/month and unmarried. He collected social security in the amount of $600/month. His bus was repossessed. He tried to get it back. His creditors fought the stays and discharges. His debts were discharged in 2007.

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Booking information.

Inmate Details - James, Ezra Lee
Demographic Information
Name:
James, Ezra Lee
Subject Number:
4857028
Date of Birth:
02/12/1930
Age:
88
Gender:
Male
Race:
Black or African American
Height:
68
Weight:
150.0
Address
535 CONOVER AV
Palm Bay, FLORIDA 32907

08/16/2018 17:57

08/16/2018 17:57
Booking History
Booking 2018-00012700
Booking Date:08/16/2018 16:53
Release Date:08/17/2018 16:48:56
Prisoner Type:03 - FAM Awaiting Trial
Total Bond Amount:
Total Bail Amount:
Booking Origin:
Bond Number Bond Type Bond Amount Charge Count
2018-00028985 Cash or Surety $2,000.00 1
Charge Offense Date Docket Number Sentence Length Crime Class Court Date Judge Arresting Agency Attempt/Commit
Animal Cruelty-Felony-Cause Cruel Death Pain & Suffering 08/16/2018 Felony 08/17/2018 Initial Appearance Palm Bay Police Department Committed

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STATE VS JAMES EZRA LEE

Case Information

Case Number Case Type Filing Date Case Status Status Date Judge Jurisdiction Charging Agency

05-2018-CF-041191-AXXX-XX OTHER 08/17/2018 ORIGINAL PENDING 08/17/2018 NANCY MALONEY PALM BAY PALM BAY POLICE DEPT


  Participants Print
Type Name Participant Id DL Number Race Gender DOB Address 1 Address 2 City State Zip
DEFENDANT (1) JAMES EZRA LEE 159860 FL J520212300520 BLACK MALE 02/12/1930 535 CONOVER AVE NE PALM BAY, FL 32907-1632
PLAINTIFF (1) STATE OF FLORIDA 3684 2725 JUDGE FRAN JAMIESON WAY BLDG D VIERA, FL 32940-6605
ATTORNEY FOR: P1 BREVARD CO STATE ATTORNEY 34 2725 JUDGE FRAN JAMIESON WAY BLDG D VIERA, FL 32940-6605


  Register Of Actions   Viewable    Viewable On Request    Pending   Sealed  Confidential To purchase copies, click here. Print
View Event Date Document Number Description Page Count Amount
08/17/2018 1 ARREST AFFIDAVIT INITIAL ARREST 2
08/17/2018 2 COST OF INVESTIGATION AFFIDAVIT 1
08/17/2018 CAL:INITIAL APPEARANCE
08/17/2018 CR: HEARD
08/17/2018 3 COURT MINUTES REGARDING INITIAL APPEARANCE
  Total Number of Document Pages 3


  Initial Charges Print
Arrest Number Count Offense Date Florida Statute Charge Description Class Degree
1 1 08/16/2018 828.12.2 CRUELTY TO ANIMALS FELONY THIRD DEGREE

  Court Charges Print
Arrest Number Count Offense Date Florida Statute Charge Description Class Degree Disposition Date Final Disposition Citation Number
1 1 08/16/2018 828.12.2 CRUELTY TO ANIMALS FELONY THIRD DEGREE

Ezra Lee James lied about not having a record. He definitely does. A very long record.

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-1991-TR-082330-AXXX-XX 02/15/1991 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Expired registration tags DEFENDANT 1 05-1992-TR-059975-AXXX-XX 03/13/1992 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Improper lane change DEFENDANT 1 05-1992-TR-053192-AXXX-XX 11/12/1992 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-1994-TR-060286-AXXX-XX 06/15/1994 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-1994-TR-061797-AXXX-XX 11/18/1994 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding. Hazard. Failed to use care DEFENDANT 1 05-1995-TR-058768-AXXX-XX 05/09/1995 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-1995-TR-059996-AXXX-XX 10/27/1995 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

No drivers license DEFENDANT 1 05-1996-TR-057498-AXXX-XX 03/01/1996 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

No registration DEFENDANT 1 05-1996-CT-024994-AXXX-XX 10/18/1996 JAMES EZRA L 12/12/1930 0.00

Speeding. No insurance DEFENDANT 1 05-1996-TR-052901-AXXX-XX 10/18/1996 JAMES EZRA L 12/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-1997-TR-065876-AXXX-XX 02/07/1997 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Expired drivers license DEFENDANT 1 05-1997-TR-051265-AXXX-XX 03/20/1997 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-1997-TR-051914-AXXX-XX 04/07/1997 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-1998-TR-043953-AXXX-XX 09/29/1998 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-1999-TR-066416-AXXX-XX 01/06/1999 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-2000-TR-036823-AXXX-XX 05/26/2000 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding. No vehicle registration DEFENDANT 1 05-2001-TR-051433-AXXX-XX 07/23/2001 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Fail to yield at alley or driveway DEFENDANT 1 05-2001-TR-053967-AXXX-XX 07/30/2001 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

No safety belt DEFENDANT 1 05-2003-TR-026140-AXXX-XX 04/14/2003 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-2004-TR-004714-AXXX-XX 01/16/2004 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-2005-TR-101666-AXXX-XX 12/15/2005 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Eviction. PLAINTIFF 1 05-2006-CC-011400-XXXX-XX 03/17/2006 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Eviction. PLAINTIFF 1 05-2006-CC-045585-XXXX-XX 05/12/2006 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-2007-TR-027629-AXXX-XX 04/09/2007 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-2007-TR-042180-AXXX-XX 06/01/2007 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-2007-TR-083639-AXXX-XX 11/02/2007 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Ran a red light DEFENDANT 1 05-2008-TR-026989-AXXX-XX 04/04/2008 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

No drivers license DEFENDANT 1 05-2008-TR-068578-AXXX-XX 09/19/2008 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Failed to use designated single lane
DEFENDANT 1 05-2008-TR-078306-AXXX-XX 10/30/2008 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-2009-TR-026377-AXXX-XX 03/17/2009 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Moving violation. Failure to use due care DEFENDANT 1 05-2010-TR-004743-AXXX-XX 09/15/2010 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

No vehicle registration DEFENDANT 1 05-2011-TR-019465-AXXX-XX 02/02/2011 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-2011-TR-023506-AXXX-XX 02/24/2011 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Ran a red light
DEFENDANT 1 05-2011-TR-004275-AXXX-XX 06/22/2011 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Improper backing, DEFENDANT 1 05-2013-TR-002258-AXXX-XX 01/29/2013 JAMES EZRA LEE 02/12/1930 0.00

Improper backing, traffic DEFENDANT 1 05-2015-TR-028163-AXXX-XX 10/15/2015 JAMES EZRA LEE 02/12/1930 0.00

Current case DEFENDANT 1 05-2018-CF-041191-AXXX-XX 08/17/2018 JAMES EZRA LEE 02/12/1930 0.00

A continuación encontrará sus datos de votante según nuestros registros. Full Name Nombre completo : EZRA L JAMES Street Address Dirección : 535 CONOVER AVE NE City Ciudad : PALM BAY Zip Code Código postal : 32907 County Name Condado : BREVARD Voter Gender Género del votante : Date Of Registration Fecha de inscripción : 10/2/1992 Party Partido : Republican Party of Florida Voter Status Calificación como votante : Active*

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.


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Friday, August 17, 2018

Coyotes not evil people are killing cats and small animals - Animal Advocates, Mary Cummins

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UPDATE: Scotland Yard took three years to come to the conclusion that dead, mutilated cats were killed by foxes and not a "sick depraved human." Here's the summery.

"London police have announced the conclusion of a three-year investigation into a suspected cat serial killer – who activists believe has killed up to 400 animals since 2014. Police said Thursday the culprit, however, is not a person but the urban fox.

Detectives examined dozens of dead cats believed to have been killed by the Croydon Cat Killer, who became something of a local legend as reports of dismembered, beheaded and mutilated family pets began accumulating starting in 2014 in the south London district of Croydon.

But on Thursday police said that foxes were the culprits for the mutilations, which they said were all carried out on cats who had previously been killed by blunt force trauma. “Scavenging foxes then mutilated body parts – especially heads and tails,” police said."

Read the rest of the article. Again there is a suspect who is a male who drives around. How long will the people in Washington still believe a human is killing cats. It's clearly coyotes. It could also be foxes.

http://time.com/5401854/croydon-cat-killer-foxes/?xid=tcoshare

ORIGINAL: There have been many reports over many years about "sick, twisted humans" killing cats in gruesome ways. The owner of the cats and others insist a human must have used a "scalpel" to cut their cat in half or disembowel them with very little blood. Some even swear they saw a "sketchy looking man in a car driving around the neighborhood looking for cats to kill." They swear the body parts were "placed, staged" to cause humans fear. They even offer rewards for the "killer."

Years of evidence has shown that these are generally cases where a coyote or two killed a cat to eat.  Their main diet is wild bunnies, ground squirrels, gophers and berries. If you leave your cat outside and unprotected, they will eat it because it's easier to catch than a wild bunny or gopher. Keep your cat and all small pets indoors and protected.

WARNING! There are some dead cat photos at the bottom of this article. Don't scroll all the way down if you can't take it.

How to tell if a coyote or a human or a dog killed your cat.

Coyotes try to approach the cat from behind. They don't want to have to deal with sharp teeth and claws. They will grab the cat by the back of the neck and bite, shake hard to quickly kill the cat. Sometimes when they bite and shake the head comes off. They will keep their jaws clenched on the cat until they know it's dead. Sometimes the cats die from shock or suffocation.

Coyotes will generally just eat the protein and calorie rich organ meats. After the cat is dead they rip open the stomach area, disembowel the cat and eat the organs. Sometimes the intestines will be pulled out. Sometimes when eating the organs the cat ends up in two pieces. Sometimes they are hunting in a pack. One coyote may grab part of the cat while another grabs the other end. Sometimes they rip the cat in two ripping off all of part of the tail and maybe even degloving the remaining tail or skinning part of the body in the process.

They generally attack from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. when it's dark out. Because no humans are generally around at those hours they will eat the cat on the front lawn or parkway. They aren't "intentionally displaying the dead animal" as some state. Outdoor cats generally hang out in the front of homes. If the coyotes are interrupted while they are eating, they may take the cat parts and go eat elsewhere. If it's a pack of coyotes hunting for a female with pups, they may bring the entire dead cat back to the den. They also sometimes do this to train pups how to hunt and eat. Mom will rip open a cat so her pups can get to the organ meat.

Below is an article from Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico, Aug 1, 1993. It quotes Los Angeles County Animal Control.

"Mason's cat, Weasel, disappeared from the driveway of the couple's Plano home last month." "He found the body" "head and forepaw neatly severed, the heart and other internal organs removed and laid aside." 'Otherwise it was all clean. There was no blood on the cat's coat. The remaining intestines were all gone." "The body, head and paw, and heart seemed placed, Mason thought arranged in a triangle. He notified Plano police." Neighbors frequently see coyotes in the area but "Mason does not think coyotes killed his cat. I wouldn't rule anything out but I don't think so." "It looks like the animals have been surgically taken apart, because coyotes are very skilled predators," says Bob Ballenger, executive assistant of the Los Angeles County Dept of Animal Care and Control. "It's not a chew and a rip-up."

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Here's another big scare that turned out to be coyotes. I have redacted the person's name and the name of the group. They were not from the area and not familiar with coyote kills. The coyotes live in the golf courses and leave to go eat outdoor cats for dinner at night.

September 12, 2005

“Dear Friends,
It is with great sadness that I write you tonight, but I feel I must get the word out. There have been a rash of cat mutilations in the area near Cashio St. and La Cienega in West LA. Ten cats have been
chopped in half or into three pieces and posed in the front yards of neighbors in this area since July. *** has been investigating this horrible violent criminal activity and has some leads but have not caught the perpetrator yet. We have posted $1,000 reward signs for information leading to the
conviction of the killer in the area where the bodies have been found. If anyone would like to help with this investigation please contact me at the *** and I will discuss with you ways that you can assist. By the way, it is always best to keep your cat indoors, but especially if you live in this neighborhood!!!"

If a dog were to kill a cat, they also go for the neck. After the cat is dead they generally don't eat it. They may play with it by tossing it around by the neck or legs. You will see a bit of dog saliva on the neck. Coyotes don't play with their food. They just eat it. Very little saliva on the neck. The main wound is on the neck. The other wounds are just from eating it.

Some wonder why there is very little blood at the kill site. There's a very good reason for that. The coyote breaks the cat's neck quickly. This causes the heart to stop pumping. The coyote finally rips into the stomach area, peritoneal cavity when the heart has stopped. For this reason the blood loss will be minimized.

How to keep your cats, small pets safe from coyotes.

The most important thing to do is keep your cats and small animals indoors and protected. If a coyote doesn't kill your cat, a dog, car, another cat could kill them.

It never makes sense to trap and kill coyotes who eat pets. Every coyote you trap/kill will instantly be replaced by another coyote. You'd also need a permit and trappers charge about $1,000-$1,500 to trap each coyote. Coyotes don't go into Hav-a-Hart traps and snare traps are now illegal in Los Angeles, California. It's illegal to trap and relocate healthy nuisance wildlife in California. You'd have to drive them at least 50 to 100 miles away or they'll just return anyway.

The best thing to do is not lure them to your home. Keep small pets indoors. Don't leave out cat food. Coyotes are omnivores who eat berries and seeds. Remove the bird feeder. Lock up your trash. Pick up dropped fruit. Clear brush where they den.

Also deter and exclude coyotes. Every time you see a coyote scare it away by stomping your feet, yelling at it, making loud noise, charge it, run after it... Exclude them with proper fencing and walls. Here's an article we wrote about keeping your animals safe from coyotes which goes into more details.

http://www.animaladvocates.us/coyote.htm

Below are some photos of cats and other animals killed by coyotes. Sometimes just the stomach is eaten. Sometimes they are ripped in two. This cat was disemboweled.

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This cat was on my lawn May 2005. A neighbor was feeding a lot of outdoor feral cats. Coyotes came through and within three days ate most of them. Coyote also ate neighbor's two outdoor cats. I know for sure this was a coyote kill. coyote, killer, cat, cats, los angeles, california, mary cummins, animal advocates, kill, murder, animal sacrifice, evil, cruel, scalpel, cut open, rip skin, tail, head, organs, santeria, religious, religion
Notice spine is broken clear through. Most of it is missing. Ribs were broken to get to organ meats. Part of intestine is hanging out with part wrapped around the cat. This cat was on my lawn May 2005. A neighbor was feeding a lot of outdoor feral cats. Coyote came through and within three days ate most of them. Coyote also ate neighbor's two outdoor cats. coyote, killer, cat, cats, los angeles, california, mary cummins, animal advocates, kill, murder, animal sacrifice, evil, cruel, scalpel, cut open, rip skin, tail, head, organs, santeria, religious, religion

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This is from September 2018 in Florida. It is of course a coyote kill. Part of the spine is missing as are the ribs and organs. The coyote chewed through ribs to get to organs, also ate organs in abdominal cavity. Coyote may have been disturbed while eating and took that portion away from the site. TNR people believe it's a human doing this. No. TNR people are responsible for these cats' deaths. Don't leave cats outside for many reasons.

"This week, several mutilated cats were found along International Drive in Orlando Florida, by wait for it...TNR feeders. Someone is apparently going around and mutilating TNR cats, cutting them in half and even skinning a few. Then putting them on display."




So many times people think it's evil humans when it's not. There have been some truly embarrassing cases of people even police insisting it's a devil worshiper or someone who practices Santeria killing the cats. In the end people realize it's just coyotes. Only three out of 1,300 dead cat calls to Los Angeles Animal Services were not killed by coyotes. Coyotes eat cats and small pets to survive. They don't do it to be mean to people or pets. If you left a stack of money in the middle of the street and someone took it, don't blame the person who took it. Blame yourself for leaving it there unprotected.

Below are some good articles about this subject. This includes research on what coyotes actually eat. It also includes necropsies done by experienced wildlife veterinarians and other experts. They can DNA test the saliva on the neck and other places on the body. They can check to see if there is any coyote fur under the nails of the cats. Generally there's not as the coyotes kill so quickly from behind. Of the small dogs I've seen who were attacked by coyotes and survived, they only have a neck wound.

"Cat Mutilations Spread Fear of Cults in Suburb" 1989
https://www.nytimes.com/1989/08/13/us/cat-mutilations-spread-fear-of-cults-in-suburb.html

"Case closed? Canada cats killed by coyotes — not humans" 2012
https://cattime.com/cat-facts/lifestyle/1289-case-closed-canada-cats-killed-by-coyotes-not-humans

"Signs that a coyote killed your pet"
https://animals.mom.me/signs-coyote-killed-pet-2226.html

"Observations of Coyote Predation on Cats" 2011
https://lostpetresearch.com/2011/01/observations-of-coyote-predation-on-cats/

"Pet owners warned after cats found killed in Westwood" 2013

"How do coyotes thrive in Southern California? Scientists dissect 200 plus carcasses to find clues" 2017
https://www.ocregister.com/2017/06/08/how-do-coyotes-thrive-in-southern-california-scientists-dissect-200-plus-carcasses-to-find-clues/


Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.


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