Kountz Arena owner enters plea in horse abuse case

STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff, vs. DAYLE HARRIS KOUNTZ, Defendant.

Gallatin County

No. DC-15-130AX

 

Find closed civil and criminal equine court cases at Horse Authority. Read the court documents and get the final dispositions.

 

Charged

May 18, 2015

– Aggravated animal cruelty

– Felony cruelty to animals

– Felony cruelty to animals (subsequent offense)

Note: can only be convicted of a max of two charges

 

View Kountz Charging Documents

View Defense Pre-Trial Motions

View State Response to Defense Motions

View Defense’s Answer Brief

View Defendant’s Second Motion to Dismiss

View Judge’s Order

Trial date vacated due to defendant’s appeal; will be rescheduled if petition of writ is denied by higher court

View Defendant’s Motion for Defense Witness Immunity  

View Defendant’s Motion to Change Venue  

 

August 23, 2017

Dayle Kountz enters no contest plea 

 

Sentencing

Two-year deferred sentence (probation)

$2500 fine

$232.50 restitution

 

 

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Details Emerge in Dayle Kountz’ Prior Animal Cruelty Conviction 

Dayle Kountz Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Animal Cruelty Charges  

Kountz Felony Animal Abuse Trial Scheduled 

Dayle Kountz’s Horsemanship Practices: In His Words   

Kountz Case Judge Won’t Dismiss Animal Cruelty Charges 

Kountz Animal Cruelty Trial On Hold    

Montana’s Highest Court Denies Kountz Petition

Kountz Seeks Change Of Venue In Animal Cruelty Case 

Judge Denies Change of Venue in Kountz Animal Cruelty Trial  

Kountz Pleads No Contest to Felony Animal Cruelty   

Dayle Kountz: Probation for Horse Cruelty

 


Supreme Court

OP 16-0291

Gallatin County District Court (Original Court)

DAYLE HARRIS KOUNTZ, Petitioner, v. HON. MIKE SALVAGNI, District Court Judge Respondent.

PETITION FOR WRIT OF SUPERVISORY CONTROL

Response of Honorable Mike Salvagni

MONTANA’S RESPONSE TO PETITION FOR WRIT OF SUPERVISORY CONTROL

 

Montana Supreme Court Denies Petition of Writ – DENIED, DISMISSED

Montana’s Highest Court Denies Kountz Petition


Gallatin County

 No. 98477
Find closed civil and criminal equine court cases at Horse Authority. Read the court documents and get the final dispositions.

August 19, 1999

Charge

Cruelty to animals

Pleaded guilty

Sentenced to pay $130 fine