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Animal cruelty charges against a Lee County man dropped

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

October 14, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Charges are reduced for a Lee County man charged when his dogs escaped his yard and killed a neighbor's dog.

Attorneys for both sides agreed three counts of cruelty to animals charges filed against Ronald Bence should be dropped. Bence then pleaded guilty to two counts of animals at large. He's been fined 500 dollars and given six months probation. During that probation Bence agreed not to own any other dogs.

In September, Bence's two American bulldogs got out of his yard and killed a neighbor's dog in the Indian Oaks Subdivision. Another neighbor saw the attack and killed both bulldogs with a shotgun.

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