Jury choice within the animal neglect case is about for Friday, Oct. 20, with the weeklong trial getting underway the next Monday. Pierce County Circuit Courtroom Decide Joseph Boles stated Tuesday he anticipates ninety to one hundred potential jurors shall be referred to as.
Authorities allege Stuart E. West and one other man have been seen with one or two canine in Dunn County this summer time in violation of bond phrases prohibiting West from having contact with animals. A person informed a Dunn County Sheriff’s deputy that an individual, later recognized as West, inquired about buying land to start out a canine kennel, in accordance with a felony grievance.
West, who operated Alma Backside Pointing Labs, faces greater than 100 misdemeanor counts alleging animal mistreatment, failure to offer correct air flow, shelter and meals for animals. The house enterprise was raided in April 2016, and forty eight yellow Labradors have been seized by authorities.
The prosecution indicated Tuesday it intends to point out the jury an animal crate from the enterprise, both by bringing it into the courtroom or placing it on a trailer outdoors the courthouse.