NH man accused of dismembering, killing more than a dozen cats

A Wolfeboro man accused of killing and dismembering more than a dozen cats and kittens is being held in preventive detention. Brendan Elwell faces four animal cruelty charges. Authorities received a tip that led them to Elwell after finding mutilated kittens in town. During a search of Elwell’s property, investigators said they found an arsenal of weapons, another cat and two kittens. A judge plans to grant another bail hearing if there is a proposal for significant mental health intervention and surveillance. The court records showed that Elwell was working as an armed guard at the Lakes Region Mental Health Center in Laconia, but a spokesman told WMUR he was not an employee of the mental health center. “This person is not an employee of the Lakes Regional Mental Health Center, but is employed by a security company with which LRMHC signed an overnight contract for our supervised dormitories. The person is also not armed while on our premises, ”the director of development and outreach at the Lakes Region Mental Health Center, said in a statement.

A Wolfeboro man accused of killing and dismembering more than a dozen cats and kittens is in preventive detention.

Brendan Elwell is charged with four animal cruelty charges.

Authorities received a tip that led them to Elwell after finding mutilated kittens in town.

During a search of Elwell’s property, investigators found an arsenal of weapons, another cat and two kittens.

A judge plans to grant another bail hearing if there is a suggestion for significant psychological intervention and surveillance.

The court records showed that Elwell was working as an armed guard at the Lakes Region Mental Health Center in Laconia, but a spokesman told WMUR he was not an employee of the mental health center.

“This person is not an employee of the Lakes Regional Mental Health Center, but is employed by a security company with which LRMHC has signed an overnight contract for our supervised dormitories. The person is also not armed while on our premises, “Ann E. Nichols, director of development and outreach at the Lakes Region Mental Health Center, said in a statement.