WATCH: Prichard Police Officer Charged With Kidnapping and Rape

Alabama – According to jail and court records, a former Prichard Police officer has been charged with kidnapping and rape, following an investigation that began in November.

Pearman, who resides in Citronelle, was originally arrested in November and charged with third-degree domestic violence, harassing communications and second-degree kidnapping.

Jail records show Pearman turned himself in on Monday afternoon, before being charged with additional counts of rape and second-degree assault. He was released on bond later in the afternoon.

Prior to these new charges, court documents reveal Pearman was accused of calling a female victim, threatening her, abducting and striking her in the face in an incident on November 14. Files identify the victim as a current or former spouse, significant other or family member, designating the matter as a domestic incident. However, documents do not specify the victim’s exact relationship to Pearman.

According to Prichard Police, Pearman was terminated from duty at the department following his arrest in November.

However, Pearman’s recent run-ins with the law are merely a small part of a lengthy rap sheet within Mobile County.

Among a series of traffic violations such as speeding, driving without a seatbelt, and driving without insurance, Pearman has two previous violent offenses: a cruelty to animals charge in 2010 and an aggravated child abuse charge in 2013.

While details of the child abuse case, which was sent to a grand jury, are unclear, information in the animal cruelty case remain in Mobile County District Court listings. Pearman was charged with shooting his neighbor’s Australian shepherd several times, killing her in December 2009.

A deposition from the scene reads that Pearman, who was employed by the Battle House Hotel at the time, allegedly used a 22-caliber rifle to shoot the dog as the dog was walking through his neighborhood, moments after children were playing with the dog. The victim reported Pearman’s bullets struck the dog in a neighbor’s yard.

Despite having one bullet lodged in her front leg and another having passed through its lower body, the dog managed to walk back to its owner’s home, bleeding from its wounds until the owner returned home, hearing the news of the shooting from a contractor working on the home.

The case was dismissed with conditions, including fines imposed upon Pearman in relation to the incident.