Thanks to the Prosecution for Jail Time in Dog Starvation Case

Posted on January 14, 2008

(Alachua County, Florida) Thanks to earnest prosecution, Calvin Louis Sears was sentenced to 364 days in jail after he pleaded no contest to felony animal cruelty and misdemeanor animal neglect.  When rescued by authorities, Sears’ dog was approximately 20lbs. underweight – the dog had been confined to a cage and was covered in filth.  Assistant State Attorney Geoff Fleck takes animal cruelty seriously and understands its detrimental impact in a community.

Please write to 8th Circuit State Attorney Bill Cervone to thank him for his office’s commitment to continuing education for his staff – also mention specifically Assistant State Attorney Geoff Fleck’s quality work on the Sears case (#01-2007-CF-004145-A).

Bill Cervone, State Attorney

8th Judicial Circuit

120 West University Avenue

Gainesville, FL  32602

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