Ravon Service: Man who tortured over 20 dogs assaults landlord for reporting abuse
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK: One of the men busted on Thursday, September 30, for keeping at least 20 dogs in 'deplorable condition' in a Brooklyn apartment, was released and returned to the home later that night, where he allegedly attacked his landlord for 'reporting animal abuse to the proper authorities' according to police and mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa. Ravon Service, 26, assaulted his landlord, Kennisha Gilbert, an OB-GYN physician who practices in New Jersey and her husband outside of their East Flatbush home Thursday, Sept 30 night.
"It is a shame that I’m standing here at 2:30 in the morning….as I prepare to go back for a 7 a.m. shift, after getting my face busted, getting a windshield wiper ripped off my car, [which was] used to whip me on my property. This is not right. For those in authority, you need to step up. You need to step up. After they had been arrested, after they had been charged, they were allowed to return to assault on my property, " Kennisha spoke of the assault. She needed stitches for a wound on the side of her head, and her lip appeared swollen early Friday, October 1. Kennisha’s husband’s injuries were 'too severe' and he had not been released from Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center. This is not the only case of animal abuse that has come to light in the past few months. Rapper DMX was also cited for animal cruelty charges in the past. In March this year Florida veterinarian, Prentiss Madden was arrested after he was accused of having sex with dogs and possessing child porn.
Ravon, who is one of the men who took part in the beating of Dr Kennisha Gilbert and her husband, was released on a desk appearance ticket Thursday, Sept 30 evening, the NYPD confirmed. At around 7:30 pm, officers responded to a call for an 'illegal eviction,' because the landlord had changed the locks. Kennisha ultimately agreed to grant the tenant access, cops reported. At around 10 pm the same night, police were called back to the scene for the assault.
Ravon was arrested and charged with assault, menacing and harassment, as well as three other people were also taken into custody, police reported. Mayoral candidate Sliwa spoke of the incident and said, "Imagine our children having to witness all of this take place right in front of this house for her doing the right thing — reporting animal abuse to the proper authorities. And when they took the dogs away they were doing a great job. Because these dogs will now be turned over to rescue professionals who know how to normalize these dogs, how to get them back to frolicking, playing and existing in a normal life. Well, Kennisha, her husband and her children are going to have to live here in fear. Because we know these marauders will be back."
Twenty dogs were rescued Thursday from the apartment. The animals were packed into a room in the apartment and neglected, cops reported. Ravon was charged with 20 counts of torturing animals, 20 counts of neglect of impounded animals, two counts of acting injurious to a child, and one count of criminal mischief, reports cited.