Animal shelter worker arrested for animal cruelty, disorderly conduct

WAYNE COUNTY — A 32-year-old Fairfield man has been arrested in Wayne County for alleged animal cruelty to a dog at the

David Diamond (Source: WCSO)
David Diamond
(Source: WCSO)

animal shelter where he was working.

According to reports, David I. Diamond was arrested on a charge of animal cruelty, after surveillance video at the Wayne County Humane Society in Fairfield allegedly showed him abusing a dog.

Officers responded Monday to the animal shelter after shelter officials had reviewed surveillance video allegedly showing Diamond throwing a dog about 15-feet out a back door of the facility and then later choking the dog.

Diamond was reportedly dismissed immediately and shelter officials told police they wanted charges filed against him. Diamond was ultimately arrested and transported to the Wayne County Jail on charges of animal cruelty and disorderly conduct.

He served 26-days in the Wayne County Jail in 2015 after he was convicted of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and was sentenced to 18-months probation in 2012 for misdemeanor disorderly conduct, also in Wayne County.