Corques Lamar Johnson pleaded guilty to three counts of cruelty to animals on Tuesday and is barred from owning a dog for 18 months.
The Halifax County District Court clerk’s office said he also faces 18 months of probation and must serve 48 hours of community service with animal control.
Ooh, what a sentence! Boy 18 months of probation will sure convince him to never starve animals to death again! /s
And they didn't even bother to charge him with felonies.
David Perle, PETA senior media coordinator, previously said a total of eight animals, mostly pit bull terriers, were found on the property. Only five were still alive.
“A preliminary necropsy report of the three deceased dogs revealed starvation and dehydration as the cause of death,” Perle said in November.
After Johnson’s arrest, Robert Richardson, Halifax County Animal Control supervisor, said only the condition of six dogs warranted charges.
“We took all the animals because you don’t want to leave a decent looking animal in a situation where someone is going to be charged with animal cruelty,” he said. “If you’ve seen different stages of animals dying, they won’t be left there, so why leave (the healthy animals) behind.”
(Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald - June 29, 2017)