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Animal cruelty arrest lands defendant in front of judge who sympathizes with pets
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Oct 17, 2012 | 1570 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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A Jones County Superior Court judge gave a probationer a warning last week after revoking the remainder of his sentence to prison.

Bobby Williams, who was charged with animal cruelty in connection with dogfighting, found himself in front of Superior Court Judge Hulane George, an avid animal advocate, Oct. 11.

George followed the sentence recommendation of the state, which was to revoke the balance of Williams’ sentence to the state penal system. The sentence has the end date of April 25, 2016.

After the facts came out that Williams had also been charged with animal cruelty in 2006, also in connection with dogfighting, she had a word with him.

“I don’t think much of any man or woman who would do this. The next time I see you in front of me, I promise I will remember and put you in prison for a long time,” the judge said.

Williams was revoked because of his Sept. 17 arrest. He was charged with cruelty to animals, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers, dogfighting and a probation violation.

Lewis Pitts was also arrested in the incident.

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