Nebraska Man Gets Probation For Killing Animals

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

An 18-year-old Hastings man who helped shoot and kill a cow, calf and horse has been given three years of probation and six months at the state Work Ethic Camp in McCook.

Adams County authorities say Justin Jones and a 15-year-old accomplice killed a calf, cow and horse in September 2009.

Court records say Jones had pleaded no contest to intentional cruelty to an animal and to operating a vehicle to avoid arrest.

In return for Jones' pleas, prosecutors dropped seven firearms counts,
five counts of criminal mischief, and charges of assault and
reckless driving.

At his sentencing on Monday, Jones also was ordered to pay a total of nearly $2,300 in restitution.

The case for Jones' alleged accomplice has been sent to juvenile court.

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