Defendant in Lyon Co. animal cruelty case to face pretrial hearing Thursday
LYON CO., Kan. (WIBW) - One of two defendants in a Lyon Co. animal cruelty case will soon face his pretrial hearing.
Thomas Staggs is expected to appear in Lyon Co. District Court at 4 p.m. with a jury trial set to begin on Sept. 21.
Staggs and his wife, Rhonda, were both accused of animal cruelty in late May after Lyon Co. agencies and a private group, Guardians of the Wolves, made an appearance at 303 E. Grand in Hartford.
According to KVOE, 17 dogs were taken to an undisclosed location after the rescue. A few of the dogs were confirmed to have heartworms, parvovirus and other illnesses as well.
A pretrial hearing for Rhonda Staggs has been set for Monday, Sept. 20, at 8:30 a.m.
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