STATE OF MARYLAND vs. BRIDGET MARY RICE

No.  3E00498235
July 27, 2015
Charged

Criminal Complaint states:

COUNT ONE: ANIMAL CRUELTY

The State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, on her oath does present that the
defendant, BRIDGET M. RICE, above-referenced, on or about December 23, 2014
through January 29, 2015 at 12301 Crossroad Trail, Brandywine, Prince George’s County,
Maryland, against the peace, government and dignity of the State: did inflict unnecessary
suffering or pain on an animal, to wit: Hannah, a chestnut and white mare horse, in
violation of Criminal Law Article CR 10-604(a)(3) of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

COUNT TWO: ANIMAL CRUELTY- CAUSE

The State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, on her oath does present
that the defendant, BRIDGET M. RICE, above-referenced, on or about December 23, 2014
through January 29, 2015 at 12301 Crossroad Trail, Brandywine, Prince George’s County,
Maryland, against the peace, government and dignity of the State: did cause the
unnecessary suffering or pain on an animal, to wit: Hannah, a chestnut and white mare
horse, in violation of Criminal Law Article CR 10-604(a)(4) of the Annotated Code of
Maryland.

COUNT THREE: ANIMAL CRUEL FAIL – PROVIDE

The State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, on her oath does present that the
defendant, BRIDGET M. RICE, above~ referenced, on or about December 23, 2014
through January 29, 2015 at 12301 Crossroad Trail, Brandywine, Prince George’s County,
Maryland, against the peace, government and dignity of the State: did while having custody

of Hannah, a chestnut and white mare horse, did unnecessarily fail to provide Hannah with
necessary veterinary care, in violation of Criminal Law Article CR 10~604(a)(5) of the
Annotated Code of Maryland.

COUNT FOUR: ANIMAL CRUEL IV

The State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, on her oath does present that the
defendant, BRIDGET M. RICE, above-referenced, on or about April 10, 2015 through May
5, 2015 at 12301 Crossroad Trail, Brandywine, Prince George’s County, Maryland, against
the peace, government and dignity of the State: did inflict unnecessary suffering or pain on
an animal, to wit: Destiny, a gray mare horse, in violation of Criminal Law Article CR
10~604(a)(3) of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

COUNT FIVE: ANIMAL CRUELTY – CAUSE

The State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, on her oath does present
that the defendant, BRIDGET M. RICE, above-referenced, on or about April 10, 2015
through May 5, 2015 at 12301 Crossroad Trail, Brandywine, Prince George’s County,
Maryland, against the peace, government and dignity of the State: did cause the
unnecessary suffering or pain on an animal, to wit: Destiny, a gray mare horse, in violation
of Criminal Law Article CR 10-604(a)(4) of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

COUNT SIX: ANIMAL CRUEL FAIL – PROVIDE

The State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, on her oath does present that the
defendant, BRIDGET M. RICE, above-referenced, on or about April 10, 2015 through May
5, 2015 at 12301 Crossroad Trail, Brandywine, Prince George’s County, Maryland, against
the peace, government and dignity of the State: did while having custody of Destiny, a gray
mare horse, did unnecessarily fail to provide Destiny with necessary veterinary care, in
violation of Criminal Law Article CR 10-604(a)(5) of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

COUNT SEVEN: ANIMAL CRUELTY

The State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, on her oath does present that the
defendant, BRIDGET M. RICE, above-referenced, on or about june 25, 2015 through July
1, 2015 at 12301 Crossroad Trail, Brandywine, Prince George’s County, Maryland, against
the peace, government and dignity of the State: did inflict unnecessary suffering or pain on
an animal, to wit: Dreamer, a brown and white paint gelding horse, in violation of Criminal
Law Article CR 10-604(a)(3) of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

COUNT EIGHT; ANIMAL CRUELTY – CAUSE

The State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, on her oath does present
that the defendant, BRIDGET M. RICE, above-referenced, on or about June 25, 2015
through July 1, 2015 at 12301 Crossroad Trail, Brandywine, Prince George’s County,
Maryland, against the peace, government and dignity of the State: did cause the
unnecessary suffering or pain on an animal, to wit: Dreamer, a brown and white paint
gelding horse, in violation of Criminal Law Article CR 10-604(a)(4) of the Annotated Code
of Maryland.

COUNT NINE: ANIMAL CRUEL FAIL: PROVIDE

The State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, on her oath does present that the
defendant, BRIDGET M. RICE, above-referenced, on or about June 25, 2015 through July
1, 2015 at 12301 Crossroad Trail, Brandywine, Prince George’s County, Maryland, against
the peace, government and dignity of the State: did while having custody of Dreamer, a
brown and white paint gelding horse, did unnecessarily fail to provide Dreamer with
necessary veterinary care, in violation of Criminal Law Article CR 10-604(a)(5) of the
Annotated Code of Maryland.

COUNT TEN: ANIMAL CRUEL FAIL: PROVIDE

The State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, on her oath does present that the
defendant, BRIDGET M. RICE, above-referenced, on or about February 20, 2015 through
April 3, 2015 at 12301 Crossroad Trail, Brandywine, Prince George’s County, Maryland,
against the peace, government and dignity of the State: did while having custody of
numerous horses, did unnecessarily fail to provide those animals with shelter, in violation
of Criminal Law Article CR 10-604(a)(5) of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

COUNT ELEVEN: ANIMAL CRUEL FAIL: PROVIDE

The State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, on her oath does present that the
defendant, BRIDGET M. RICE, above-referenced, on or about February 20, 2015 through
April 3, 2015 at 12301 Crossroad Trail, Brandywine, Prince George’s County, Maryland,
against the peace, government and dignity of the State: did while having custody of
numerous horses, did unnecessarily fail to provide those animals with protection from the
weather, in violation of Criminal Law Article CR 10-604(a)(S) of the Annotated Code of
Maryland.

COUNT TWELVE: ANIMAL CRUEL FAIL: PROVIDE

The State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, on her oath does present that the
defendant, BRIDGET M. RICE, above-referenced, on or about February 20, 2015 through
May 1, 2015 at 12301 Crossroad Trail, Brandywine, Prince George’s County, Maryland,
against the peace, government and dignity of the State: did while having custody of
numerous horses, did unnecessarily fail to provide those animals with nutritious food in
sufficient quantity, in violation of Criminal Law Article CR 10-604(a)(5) ofthe Annotated
Code of Maryland.

January 12, 2016

 

Pleaded Guilty to Count 6

“While having custody of Destiny, a gray mare horse, did unnecessarily fail to provide Destiny with necessary veterinary care, in violation of Criminal Law Article CR 10-604(a)(5) of the Annotated Code of Maryland.”

 

Remaining counts Nolle Prosequi in plea deal and case disposed.

 

Sentence

  • 90 days jail suspended
  • 18 months probation
  • $1900 restitution
  • Unsupervised probation after restitution is paid
  • Not to be found near livestock for term of 18 month probation

 

Update

November 23, 2016 Reconsideration hearing scheduled