Atlanta man allegedly seen kicking cat like football on Instagram turns self in

Jamari Davenport, 22, of Atlanta, turned himself in for allegedly kicking a cat violently on an Instagram video.
Jamari Davenport, 22, of Atlanta, turned himself in for allegedly kicking a cat violently on an Instagram video.

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Atlanta police have arrested a man who was allegedly filmed kicking a cat in an Instagram video.

Jamari Davenport, 22, of Atlanta, turned himself in to the Fulton County Jail on Wednesday, Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown confirmed to AJC.com. His bond has been posted at $3,000, according to jail records.

Jamari Davenport (Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office)
Jamari Davenport (Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office)

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

The video allegedly showed Davenport violently kicking the cat outside a Chevron gas station on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in early July.

He has been charged with misdemeanor cruelty to animals, Brown said. The cat has still not been found, and the extent of the cat's injuries are unknown.

Tips received through CrimeStoppers Atlanta led to Davenport’s identification, leading to his arrest and indictment, Brown said.

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