Magistrate Marple sentenced Jones to a total of 90 days in jail. Jones also now is precluded from any possession of animals for five years, until January of 2022.
The plea agreement was arranged by Assistant Prosecutor John Lanham and defense attorney Jonathan Fittro. In return for the guilty pleas from Jones, Lanham dismissed six counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.
Jones and Misty Dawn Jones, 37, of Clarksburg, kept 11 cats inside a roasting-hot, feces- and urine-coated rental truck from Aug. 23 through Sept. 9, Clarksburg Patrol Officer Laura McGlone had alleged.
All cats showed signs of respiratory illness, McGlone had alleged.
Ms. Jones previously pleaded guilty to five counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. A five-day jail term was imposed, but suspended for 6 months of probation.
Assistant Prosecutor Matt Hickman also was involved in presenting the investigation against the Joneses.
(The Exponent Telegram - Jan 13, 2017)
- Tennessee: Misty Jones and Okey Jones arrested for animal cruelty after locking cats in hot, feces and urine-filled rental truck for 2 weeks