Man With 150 Rats In Home Arrested For Animal Abuse
MOBERLY - Moberly Police have officially arrested a man for animal neglect who was found keeping more than 150 rats, 11 dogs, and a cat in his home. William Bateman Inman, 41, faces 11 counts of animal abuse. Inman was unable to post bond, and is currently being held in the Randolph County Justice Center.
The arrest stems from a tip to Moberly Animal Control from someone who allegedly bought a dog from Inman was reportedly extremely malnourished. Police served a search warrant Friday, finding that all but one of the dogs in the home were also malnourished.
Police first brought Inman into custody Thursday, and a judge issued a formal arrest warrant for Inman on Friday.
All of the animals were brought to the Moberly Animal Shelter for further care.