July 22, 2010
A Petersburg fire captain who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty must pay $5,000 in fines.
Sixty-year-old Ronald Wayne Hartman pleaded guilty Wednesday in Charles City General District Court to ten misdemeanor animal cruelty counts. He received a one-year suspended sentence and agreed to not keep more than seven pet animals.
Hartman was fined $500 on each count and ordered to pay $322 in court costs. He also must reimburse the animal shelter more than $11,000 for the cost of caring for dogs seized from his home.
Last week, another Petersburg Fire Department captain was convicted on four misdemeanor animal cruelty counts. Thirty-six-year-old Jeffrey T. Ivey was fined a total $10,000.
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