By Lisa Voyles/Chickasaw Journal
HOUSTON – A local man was found guilty of misdemeanor animal abuse in the death of his dogs.
Bobby Huffman, of CR 28, was arrested by the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department after an affidavit was filed in Justice Court alleging he had starved several of his dogs and left their dead bodies chained on his property.
Huffman went before Justice Court Judge Garry Turner Oct. 20 and was found guilty of one charge of animal cruelty.
Brian Lacy, who lives on the road, filed the affidavit after seeing the dead dogs on Huffman’s property.
“They were laying there dead for days,” Lacy said at the time.
“As a first offense, it’s a misdemeanor charge,” Turner said.
Turner explained after the first misdemeanor charge is on record, any further charges resulting in guilty verdicts would be recognized as felony charges.
Huffman’s fine and court costs totaled $325 and he was ordered to pay restitution to the Amory Humane Department in the amount of $456.20 for housing and care of the remaining dogs taken from his property.
Huffman did not make any attempt to retrieve the remaining dogs from the Humane Department.