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GUILTY: Jones County Couple Accused Of Running Puppy Mill

By: April Davis/ Kelsie Smith
By: April Davis/ Kelsie Smith

A Jones County couple has been found guilty of more than three dozen animal cruelty charges.

Glenn and Joyce Brown were both convicted of 38 counts at the conclusion of their trial in Trenton Thursday.

Earlier this year deputies and animal rights activists discovered nearly 90 dogs on the couple's property.

The judge found them not guilty on 25 other charges.

The Browns were sentenced to two years supervised probation. During that time they won't be allowed to own any animals, and the only animal allowed on their property would be their granddaughter's dog.

The couple will also have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation and pay restitution to Jones County for keeping the dogs.

Their lawyer says the couple will appeal the district judge's decision to superior court.


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A Jones County couple charged with animal cruelty after nearly 90 dogs were seized from their home were in court Wednesday.

Glenn and Joyce Brown sat with their lawyers while the prosecution called a number of witnesses to the stand including the woman who called the Jones County Sheriff's office to report the conditions. The defense argued investigators didn't go to the home before they issued the search warrant and seized the dogs so they only know the conditions they saw the day they walked in.

"If it was my animals I would hope that someone would want to help them as well. I think animals should be treated as us, and that's uncalled for," said Shanda Zamundio who reported mistreatment of the dogs.

The Browns face 63 charges of animal cruelty each.


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