A man who was charged with housing three dogs in a Honda, then going onto Warren County Animal Control property to retrieve them after they were removed from his possession, has been given probation.
Julian Martinez was given a six-month probationary sentence on the reduced charge of attempted cruelty to animals and criminal trespassing. He was also banned from Animal Control.
Martinez was ordered to serve 10 days in jail for failing to make a court appearance during the process.
Animal Control and Warren County Sheriff’s Department responded to a complaint of three dogs living in a Honda car and eventually had to remove the dogs from Martinez’s possession after repeated visits found the dogs still in the car.
While the dogs were being housed at Animal Control, a person entered the facility after hours and retrieved them. Nothing else was disturbed. The dogs were later found in Martinez’s vehicle during a traffic stop.
In settling his case, Animal Control reports Martinez has signed over ownership of the dogs. They will not be adopted out locally. They will go to an out-of-town facility for adoption.
In other cases settled in Traffic Court:
Brittany Barker was given an 11-month, 29-day probationary sentence for simple possession. She was granted a judicial diversion, meaning she can have the charge erased from her record if she gets in no further trouble.
Terry Ray Barnes had probation revoked and must serve the balance of sentence for violation of probation. An additional jail sentence was given of 60 days for driving while license suspended second offense and 10 days for failure to appear.
Rose M. Bell was ordered to serve four days, pay a $1,100 fine, and perform 24 hours public service work for DUI and simple possession.
In separate cases, Julian Juarez, Jared Andrew Mason, Sharon E. Cantrell, and Jody Trott were ordered to serve 48 hours, pay $350 fines and perform 24 hours public service work for DUI.