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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. Neighbors cheer as man arrested for animal cruelty

Posted at 6:00 PM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-03 00:32:05-04

There was justice on Tuesday for a puppy witnesses say was thrown from a balcony at a valley apartment complex.

A crowd gathered at Sportsmans Royal Manor apartments, as Danny Webb walked down the stairs with police.

"People erupted in cheers when they saw this abuser being walked down the stairs in handcuffs," said Gina Greisen of the Nevada Voters for Animals, who saw the arrest Tuesday.

But it was a much different crowd about two weeks ago.

"We just started praying," said Diane Winston, who recalls seeing the abuse. "We prayed until Animal Control came and got him and we continued to pray."

Witnesses told 13 Action News the man threw a puppy off his third-floor balcony.

"I was approaching my unit and I saw something careening, just flying through the air and it hit the tree," Winston described.

The arrest Tuesday was met relief from Winston and others living there. They were initially upset and confused that it took so long to make an arrest.

Greisen said it has to do with police resources in this special unit.

"I think right now we need to ask for more resources for the Metro cruelty unit," she said. "It's a fairly new unit that we fought for and there's only two detectives and sergeant. We really need to put more resources there because they're being inundated with cruelty cases."

The suspect Webb was booked into the Clark County Detention Center with a $6,000 bond. The felony animal cruelty law could put him behind bars for up to four years.