Man sentenced in animal cruelty case

BAXTER COUNTY (KAIT) - Wednesday afternoon a Baxter County Judge sentenced William Hanson to eight months in jail on multiple counts of animal cruelty.

Hanson was ordered to pay $13,000 in fines and court cost.

The judge was also ordered that he not own or be in contact with any animals.

Hanson and his wife were found guilty of the crimes three years ago, but before they were sentenced the couple skipped town. Police caught up them earlier this year in Vermont.

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