Damon Becnel Wiki – Bio
Damon Becnel was arrested January 2 on child abuse and animal cruelty charges after his 14-year-old daughter secretly recorded him in their Destin home. Becnol is said to be a prominent local business owner. His last business was listed as ABC Resorts in Destin.
Damon Becnel Age
He is 47 years old.
Damon Becnel Family
The girl’s mother, Allison Tringas told ABC 3 that both she and her daughter had been trying to get authorities involved in the alleged abuse against Becnel for a long time, but no one listened or believed them until the girl recorded him.
‘She is one strong and one smart little girl and I couldn’t be more proud of her,’ the mother said.
The girl’s mother, who does not have custody of the teenager, said her daughter had been trying to report the physical abuse for several years but authorities didn’t believe her.
‘Nothing was done. Nothing has ever been done to help my daughter,’ her mother told NBC15.
‘She absolutely knew that something bad was going to happen and nobody would believe her unless she had that on film.’
It is not clear why the mother does not have custody of the girl.
The mother said the girl came up with the plan to install the cameras so she would have video evidence.
Charges and Arrested
Becnol has been charged with one count of child abuse and one count of animal cruelty. Becnol, who was released on bond, is scheduled to face court on February 4.
Damon Becnel, was charged on January 2 with child and animal cruelty after his daughter gave authorities the video evidence of the abuse that occurred in the Destin, Florida home.
Becnel was filmed striking the dog before pulling out what police said was a knife and threatening to slit the animal’s throat.
‘I will cut this f***ing dog’s eyeballs out, I’ll f***king do it,’ he yelled.
The teen screamed and lunged at Becnel when he suddenly grabbed the dog by the neck and threw it to the ground.
Becnel is accused of then grabbing the teen by the hair.
The footage later showed Becnel screaming into the girl’s face as she was backed up against a wall trying to shield the two dogs.
He was filmed headbutting the teen, causing her to strike her head against the wall with a loud thud.
‘I know more than you do. Stop thinking you know everything,’ he yelled as he headbutted her.
Police said the footage the teen handed over showed Becnel in a bedroom with his daughter and two dogs.
He could be heard screaming about one of the dogs not obeying him as the girl sat on a chair on the other side of the room.
Becnol is said to be a prominent local business owner. His last business was listed as ABC Resorts in Destin.
He has been charged with one count of child abuse and one count of animal cruelty.
Becnol, who was released on bond, is scheduled to face court on February 4.