Plea bargain in dog shooting case delayed |

Plea bargain in dog shooting case delayed

Ruling on the conditional plea of Josh Hunt, the 20-year-old Truckee man accused of shooting a dog from a nearby residence on Jan. 13, has been rescheduled for July 24. Deputy District Attorney Fred Holmes cited personal commitments as reasons for the rescheduling.

On July 24, Superior Court Judge Andres Holmer will rule whether or not he accepts the conditional plea. If he accepts the agreement, he will also issue a sentence for Hunt. If he rejects the plea, the defendant may withdraw his plea and request a jury trial or accept any modifications ordered the Judge Holmer.

Under terms of the plea agreement, Hunt has agreed to plead no contest to one count of felony animal cruelty.

Hunt was previously charged with three felony counts, including animal cruelty, grand theft and possession of stolen property. He was also charged with a misdemeanor for the illegal dumping of an animal carcass.

Hunt is accused of the shooting a mastiff dog from a nearby residence on Jan. 13 and dumping the dog’s body Euer Valley Road north of Interstate 80.

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