Sequatchie County man pleads guilty to aggravated animal cruelty

Dunlap, TN (WDEF) – Geoffrey Peterson plead guilty to three counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty in Sequatchie County Circuit Court Wednesday.

Sheriff Ronnie Hitchcock says Peterson was sentenced to serve 5 year, to be served on probation.

A condition of his probation is that he not own or possess any type of animal.

Peterson was then release to Hamilton County authorities to face charges of willful abuse and neglect of the elderly.

In December 2014, animal rescuers found 60 neglected dogs and several dead ones on Peterson’s property.


Categories: Crime, Local News, Sequatchie County

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