Aggravated animal cruelty charges against former horse transporter, police officer

STATE OF NEW YORK v JEANNE RYAN

Orange County

No. 00785-2017

 

October 30, 2017

Orange County Grand Jury Indicts Jeanne Ryan

 

THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ORANGE, by this Indictment, accuses the defendant of the crime of AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, in violation of the provisions of Section 353-a, Subdivision 1, of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, committed as follows:

The said defendant, on or about and between the 1st day of March, 2017, and the 29th day of July, 2017, in the County of Orange, State of New York, with no justifiable purpose, did intentionally kill or cause serious physical injury to a companion animal, to wit: a horse, with aggravated cruelty.

SECOND COUNT

AND THE GRAND JURY AFORESAID, by this Indictment, further accuses the defendant, of the crime of

AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, in violation of the provisions of Section 353-a, Subdivision 1, of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, committed as follows:

The said defendant, on or about and between the 1st day of March, 2017, and the 29th day of July, 2017, in the County of Orange, State of New York, with no justifiable purpose, did intentionally kill or cause serious physical injury to a companion animal, to wit: a horse, with aggravated cruelty.

THIRD COUNT

AND THE GRAND JURY AFORESAID, by this Indictment, further accuses the defendant, of the crime of

AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, in violation of the provisions of Section 353-a, Subdivision 1, of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, committed as follows:

The said defendant, on or about and between the 1st day of March, 2017, and the 29th day of July, 2017,in the County of Orange, State of New York, with no justifiable purpose, did intentionally kill or cause serious physical injury to a companion animal, to wit: a horse, with aggravated cruelty.

FOURTH COUNT

AND THE GRAND JURY AFORESAID, by this Indictment, further accuses the defendant, of the crime of

AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, in violation of the provisions of Section 353-a, Subdivision 1, of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, committed as follows:

The said defendant, on or about and between the 1st day of March, 2017, and the 29th day of July, 2017, in the County of Orange, State of New York, with no justifiable purpose, did intentionally kill or cause serious physical injury to a companion animal, to wit: a horse, with aggravated cruelty.

FIFTH COUNT

AND THE GRAND JURY AFORESAID, by this Indictment, further accuses the defendant, of the crime of

AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, in violation of the provisions of Section 353-a, Subdivision 1, of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, committed as follows:

The said defendant, on or about and between the 1st day of March, 2017, and the 29th day of July, 2017, in the County of Orange, State of New York, with no justifiable purpose, did intentionally kill or cause serious physical injury to a companion animal, to wit: a horse, with aggravated cruelty.

SIXTH COUNT

AND THE GRAND JURY AFORESAID, by this Indictment, further accuses the defendant, of the crime of

AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, in violation of the provisions of Section 353-a, Subdivision 1, of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, committed as follows:

The said defendant, on or about and between the 1st day of March, 2017, and the 29th day of July, 2017, in the County of Orange, State of New York, with no justifiable purpose, did intentionally kill or cause serious physical injury to a companion animal, to wit: a horse, with aggravated cruelty.

SEVENTH COUNT

AND THE GRAND JURY AFORESAID, by this Indictment, further accuses the defendant, of the crime of

AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, in violation of the provisions of Section 353-a, Subdivision 1, of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, committed as follows:

The said defendant, on or about and between the 1st day of March, 2016, and the 1st day of March, 2017, in the County of Orange, State of New York, with no justifiable purpose, did intentionally kill or cause serious physical injury to a companion animal, to wit: a horse, with aggravated cruelty.

EIGHTH COUNT

AND THE GRAND JURY AFORESAID, by this Indictment, further accuses the defendant, of the crime of

AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, in violation of the provisions of Section 353-a, Subdivision 1, of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, committed as follows:

The said defendant, on or about and between the 1st day of March, 2016, and the 1st day of March, 2017, in the County of Orange, State of New York, with no justifiable purpose, did intentionally kill or cause serious physical injury to a companion animal, to wit: a horse, with aggravated cruelty.

NINTH COUNT

AND THE GRAND JURY AFORESAID, by this Indictment, further accuses the defendant, of the crime of

AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, in violation of the provisions of Section 353-a, Subdivision 1, of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, committed as follows:

The said defendant, on or about and between the 1st day of March, 2016, and the 1st day of March, 2017, in the County of Orange, State of New York, with no justifiable purpose, did intentionally kill or cause serious physical injury to a companion animal, to wit: a horse, with aggravated cruelty.

TENTH COUNT

AND THE GRAND JURY AFORESAID, by this Indictment, further accuses the defendant, of the crime of

AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, in violation of the provisions of Section 353-a, Subdivision 1, of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, committed as follows:

The said defendant, on or about and between the 1st day of March, 2016, and the 1st day of March, 2017, in the County of Orange, State of New York, with no justifiable purpose, did intentionally kill or cause serious physical injury to a companion animal, to wit: a horse, with aggravated cruelty.

ELEVENTH COUNT

AND THE GRAND JURY AFORESAID, by this Indictment, further accuses the defendant, of the crime of OVERDRIVING, TORTURING AND INJURING ANIMALS, in violation of the provisions of Section 353 of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, committed as follows:

The said defendant, on or about and between the 1st day of March, 2017, and the 29th day of July, 2017, in the County of Orange, State of New York, did unjustifiably injure, maim, mutilate, or kill an animal, or did deprive an animal of necessary sustenance, food or drink, or caused or permitted an animal to be deprived of necessary food or drink or did further an act of cruelty to an animal, to wit: a horse, or did further such an act of cruelty.

TWELFTH COUNT

AND THE GRAND JURY AFORESAID, by this Indictment, further accuses the defendant, of the crime of OVERDRIVING, TORTURING AND INJURING ANIMALS, in violation of the provisions of Section 353 of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, committed as follows:

The said defendant, on or about and between the 1st day of March, 2017, and the 29th day of July, 2017, in the County of Orange, State of New York, did unjustifiably injure, maim, mutilate, or kill an animal, or did deprive an animal of necessary sustenance, food or drink, or caused or permitted an animal to be deprived of necessary food or drink or did further an act of cruelty to an animal, to wit: a horse, or did further such an act of cruelty.

THIRTEEN COUNT

AND THE GRAND JURY AFORESAID, by this Indictment, further accuses the defendant, of the crime of OVERDRIVING, TORTURING AND INJURING ANIMALS, in violation of the provisions of Section 353 of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, committed as follows:

The said defendant, on or about and between the 1st day of March, 2017, and the 29th day of July, 2017, in the County of Orange, State of New York, did unjustifiably injure, maim, mutilate, or kill an animal, or did deprive an animal of necessary sustenance, food or drink, or caused or permitted an animal to be deprived of necessary food or drink or did further an act of cruelty to an animal, to wit: a horse, or did further such an act of cruelty.

FOURTEENTH COUNT

AND THE GRAND JURY AFORESAID, by this Indictment, further accuses the defendant, of the crime of OVERDRIVING, TORTURING AND INJURING ANIMALS, in violation of the provisions of Section 353 of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, committed as follows:

The said defendant, on or about and between the 1st day of March, 2017, and the 29th day of July, 2017, in the County of Orange, State of New York, did unjustifiably injure, maim, mutilate, or kill an animal, or did deprive an animal of necessary sustenance, food or drink, or caused or permitted an animal to be deprived of necessary food or drink or did further an act of cruelty to an animal, to wit: a horse, or did further such an act of cruelty.

FIFTEENTH COUNT

AND THE GRAND JURY AFORESAID, by this Indictment, further accuses the defendant, of the crime of OVERDRIVING, TORTURING AND INJURING ANIMALS, in violation of the provisions of Section 353 of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, committed as follows:

The said defendant, on or about and between the 1st day of March, 2017, and the 29th day of July, 2017, in the County of Orange, State of New York, did unjustifiably injure, maim, mutilate, or kill an animal, or did deprive an animal of necessary sustenance, food or drink, or caused or permitted an animal to be deprived of necessary food or drink or did further an act of cruelty to an animal, to wit: a horse, or did further such an act of cruelty.

SIXTEENTH COUNT

AND THE GRAND JURY AFORESAID, by this Indictment, further accuses the defendant, of the crime of OVERDRIVING, TORTURING AND INJURING ANIMALS, in violation of the provisions of Section 353 of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, committed as follows:

The said defendant, on or about and between the 1st day of March, 2017, and the 29th day of July, 2017, in the County of Orange, State of New York, did unjustifiably injure, maim, mutilate, or kill an animal, or did deprive an animal of necessary sustenance, food or drink, or caused or permitted an animal to be deprived of necessary food or drink or did further an act of cruelty to an animal, to wit: a horse, or did further such an act of cruelty.

SEVENTEENTH COUNT

AND THE GRAND JURY AFORESAID, by this Indictment, further accuses the defendant, of the crime of OVERDRIVING, TORTURING AND INJURING ANIMALS, in violation of the provisions of Section 353 of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, committed as follows:

The said defendant, on or about and between the 1st day of March, 2016, and the 1st day of March, 2017, in the County of Orange, State of New York, did unjustifiably injure, maim, mutilate, or kill an animal, or did deprive an animal of necessary sustenance, food or drink, or caused or permitted an animal to be deprived of necessary food or drink or did further an act of cruelty to an animal, to wit: a horse, or did further such an act of cruelty.

EIGHTEENTH COUNT

AND THE GRAND JURY AFORESAID, by this Indictment, further accuses the defendant, of the crime of OVERDRIVING, TORTURING AND INJURING ANIMALS, in violation of the provisions of Section 353 of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, committed as follows:

The said defendant, on or about and between the 1st day of March, 2016, and the 1st day of March, 2017, in the County of Orange, State of New York, did unjustifiably injure, maim, mutilate, or kill an animal, or did deprive an animal of necessary sustenance, food or drink, or caused or permitted an animal to be deprived of necessary food or drink or did further an act of cruelty to an animal, to wit: a horse, or did further such an act of cruelty.

NINETEENTH COUNT

AND THE GRAND JURY AFORESAID, by this Indictment, further accuses the defendant, of the crime of OVERDRIVING, TORTURING AND INJURING ANIMALS, in violation of the provisions of Section 353 of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, committed as follows:

The said defendant, on or about and between the 1st day of March, 2016, and the 1st day of March, 2017, in the County of Orange, State of New York, did unjustifiably injure, maim, mutilate, or kill an animal, or did deprive an animal of necessary sustenance, food or drink, or caused or permitted an animal to be deprived of necessary food or drink or did further an act of cruelty to an animal, to wit: a horse, or did further such an act of cruelty.

TWENTIETH COUNT

AND THE GRAND JURY AFORESAID, by this Indictment, further accuses the defendant, of the crime of OVERDRIVING, TORTURING AND INJURING ANIMALS, in violation of the provisions of Section 353 of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, committed as follows:

The said defendant, on or about and between the 1st day of March, 2016, and the 1st day of March, 2017, in the County of Orange, State of New York, did unjustifiably injure, maim, mutilate, or kill an animal, or did deprive an animal of necessary sustenance, food or drink, or caused or permitted an animal to be deprived of necessary food or drink or did further an act of cruelty to an animal, to wit: a horse, or did further such an act of cruelty.

 

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November 8, 2017

Entered not guilty plea at arraignment

 

April 27, 2018, Pretrial conference scheduled

 

May 7, 2018

Bench trial begins