Suspects of animal cruelty don’t seem in metropolis court docket

A few apparently former Batavia residents who’ve been charged with aggravated animal cruelty didn’t seem in metropolis court docket immediately to be placed on trial, so Decide Durin Rogers issued arrest warrants on each defendants.

Each Andrew A. Searight, 35, and Jerrtonia A. Scarbrough, 24, are charged with aggravated assault on animals.

They’re accused of leaving two pit bulls in house 60 at 337 Financial institution St., Batavia. The 2 animals had been discovered malnourished and coated in feces of their cages contained in the house on Could 10, in keeping with witnesses.

Each defendants had been scheduled to seem earlier in June, and each known as the court docket to report they’d COVID. They had been ordered to seem immediately and current proof of constructive COVID checks.

Rogers famous that each had been clearly conscious of the order to seem immediately for prosecution, they usually each confirmed with their earlier calls that they knew find out how to get to court docket if they might not seem.

In his remarks, Rogers referred to Searight as a former resident of Batavia. He didn’t point out the place the defendants now dwell.

In keeping with court docket paperwork, one of many two Pitbulls discovered within the house was in such dangerous form that she needed to be killed. The opposite canine is recovering on the Animal Boarding College. He’s not but accessible for adoption as a result of the homeowners haven’t but waived possession.

Rogers requested the assistant district legal professional if the canine was nonetheless on the shelter, expressing concern that the canine should be with the homeowners whereas the case is pending, and the ADA mentioned she believed the canine is on the shelter.

Photograph: File Photograph of “Brad Pitt” (the identify given to the canine by Animal Shelter volunteers).

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