Richard Orlowske Arrested Again for Violating Probation

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Updated: 11/18/2013 9:39 am
        Richard Orlowske was first arrested in February when around 70 dogs were taken from his Rhea County cabin.
     Though he said he was trying to rescue those dogs, he pled no contest to guilty charges in April.
     Orlowske also received a court order saying he must refrain from having any animals at his rescue, except personal pets.
     That's how his wife Veronica says his legal troubles found him again on October 25th.
       "The lady that we rented the cabin to where the cabin used to be...had animals and she was also doing some fostering.  But the court order says personal pets. So we figured that was alright for her to have personal pets. So that's why he got arrested the first time," said Veronica.
     He was taken in again this past Wednesday.
     Officer Jeff Knight told us they found six dogs and some cats at Orlowske's house.
     Veronica says all those animals have been theirs for a long time.
     "We have Willow who's 7.  We have Grizz and Ice who are almost 8.  We have Lizzy about 4. And we have Beauty and Beast which are 5," said Veronica.
     Margaret Dupree is one of Orlowske's many supporters, she even got her dog Miley from his rescue before it was shut down.
     She says he's far from cruel to animals.
        "He does everything he could when he was at the shelter to make sure these forgotten fur babies were adopted out and he took care of the animals," Dupree said.
     Veronica and Dupree believe Sheriff Mike Neal has a personal vendetta against Orlowske, and getting a lawyer to help them has been very difficult.
       "A lot of lawyers say that because it's Rhea County they won't touch it. They say it's too corrupt.  In fact one lawyer told my daughter they were probably the most corrupt county in the south," Veronica said.
       We've been unable to get in touch with Sheriff Neal for comment.
          Since his arrest Wednesday, Orlowske's bond has been revoked, and he'll have to stay in jail until at least next week for his arraignment.
          If the judge does not issue a bond for him, he'll have to remain there until his court date in January.


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erica1972 - 11/18/2013 8:02 PM
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So I see this is not a very credible source of information. Sheriff Neal is a disgusting freak who has no power over anything or anyone. The only think he is good at is breaking this man's spirit and crushing his constitutional rights. I want everyone who reads this to find out who this scums superiors are and call them up and demand that they check out the allegations of how he would put dogs to sleep humanely by using them as target practice in back of the shelter. How about how he personally escorted those dogs (30-40) not 70 of them to Florida so him and Judy could profit out of them being sold for upwards of 200 dollars already being spayed or neutered. Did your highness get a cut of that and what about the taxpayers did they have a say in thier tax money being used for such nonsense? There has been tons of questions about this lowlife like he had tons of money in a holding account to build a bigger jail and now it disappeared. Gas in a rig to go to florida well I am pretty sure we knew where those funds went. Talk about a vendetta. I bet he just said ill take these dogs to florida because i hate that Richard character. Theres a lot you dont know. He even kept me from getting the dog I claimed by holding him at the shelter for months then supposedly adopting him out. I believe nothing that whole system is corrupt there and my big mouth so help me god is gunna expose him for the loser he is.

DianeC3667 - 11/18/2013 4:10 PM
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I am shocked about this. Richard is such a wonderful man and has such a good heart I would never believe one word of this. I wish 1/2 the people in this world were as kind as he is. And I am ashamed that Sherrif Neal doesnt have anything better to do then pick on a man with a heart of gold. Of course this is corruption. We who know Orlowske know the truth and if anyone has a brain in their head they know Sherrif Neal is apparently scared because he has to make sure he bullies a animal rescue and is afraid because he had to make sure he got him locked up?? Really? Sherrif Neal have u no shame? I mean we know you have no spine but have u no shame? You are a clown. I cant believe anyone actually has not forced u out of your position yet.

CTPitmom67 - 11/18/2013 4:02 PM
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Sherrif Neal is a low down scum bag and he needs a little reality check. He is a filthy liar and not one bit of this is true. I worked at the shelter with Orlowske and HE NEVER touched an animal without total kindness and if it werent for him most of the ones adopted would have been abused by the staff, shot by sherrifs....or worse. The place is corrupt. They are all cirrupt. DELIVERANCE! Sherrif neal is a coward and if he wasnt afriad of Orlowske he would not have done everything to make sure he arrested him on false charges like this. This is all BS and the doings of a tiny little coward man who should be forced to retire. There is cruelty in rhea. And its called Sherrif Neal. Scum bag low down snake

CTPitmom67 - 11/18/2013 3:35 PM
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SHAME ON THESE CORRUPT REDNECK LOW LIFE SCUM BAGS! RICHARD ORLOWSKE IS ONE OF THE NICEST MEN I KNOW AND HE HAS NEVER HURT ANY THING ESPECIALLY NOT ANIMALS! HILLBILLY CORRUPT SHERRIFS WITH NOTHING TO DO BUT F WITH SOMEONE WHO IS DOING WHAT YOUR SHELTERS CANT DO! YOU R GUILTY OF THE ABUSE! YOUR SHELTERR ABUSES TORTURES AND DISCARDS DOGS THAT HAVE BEEN BEATEN TO ALMOST DEATH AND TOSSED INTO DITCHES AND DUMPSTERS! DONT WORRY SHERRIF HILLBILLY BOY! YOU CANT BLOCK ME HERE AND RICHARD ORLOWSKE IS A SAINT! YOU ARE PREFERRING TO KILL THE DOGS HE LOCES AND GIVES A HAPPY LIFE TO BECAUSE U WANT TO MAKE A POINT TO HIM? BULLY CURRPUT SIRT BAGS SHOULD ALL BE HUNG BY THE SCRUFS OF YOUR NECKS!

VickyVP - 11/18/2013 3:32 PM
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It was not 70 dogs the first time, it was 40 dogs, please correct that! Such a pathetic situation with the sheriff picking on Richard like this...sheesh!
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