Collin J. Macaulay, 19, of Gates Street, pleaded not guilty before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Peter J. Kontos.
The case involved a report from Cortland police that Macaulay beat his female puppy and then threatened neighbors in his Gates Street apartment complex who called police to report the incident.
JUDGE PETER KONTOS IS NO FRIEND TO ANIMALS
Kontos reduced Macaulay’s bond from $155,000 to $50,000 and ordered him to have no contact with his neighbors. Macaulay’s attorney, Brendan Keating, said his client plans on no longer living at the Gates Street address, as his father is making plans to find him new living quarters.
The vet later found that the puppy suffered from blunt face trauma, causing dried blood in the ear canal, two fractured teeth, swelling on her muzzle, and possible sinus and optical socket fractures.
(Tribune Today - Dec 23, 2016)