Ridge, Maryland – On March 13, 2014, Corporal D. Corcoran responded to a residence in the 13000 block of Point Lookout Road in response to an animal cruelty complaint.
The investigation revealed suspect Kenneth Allen Woodburn, 29, of Ridge, shot a neighbor’s dog on March 13, 2014 twice. The dog was allegedly not on Woodburn’s property when he fired the second shot, according to evidence gathered from witnesses. Furthermore, it was determined both shots were fired in the direction of a residential day care.
After a thorough investigation was conducted, the case was reviewed by State’s Attorney’s Office personnel. As a result, charges against Woodburn were applied for by Detective Corporal M. Boyer from the Criminal Investigations Division and a criminal summons was issued. On April 20, 2014, Woodburn was charged with Aggravated Cruelty to Animal, Animal Cruelty, and Reckless Endangerment.