Lafayette guy charged with animal cruelty accepts plea offer, serves no jail time

LAFAYETTE, La. — A Lafayette male charged with a put together 31 counts of cruelty to animals has approved a plea deal by the 15th Judicial District Court the place he will provide no jail time.

Patrick Darcey, 65, was arrested on 17 counts of animal cruelty on July 3, 2019, and all over again on Oct. 29, 2019 for an further 14 counts of animal cruelty, which are misdemeanors.

In accordance to courtroom data, Darcey recognized a misdemeanor plea of responsible for the most current 14 costs all through a plea hearing on Jan. 28.

As part of the plea offer, he will not provide any jail time, but has to pay out a $5,243 great to the court and serve 60 several hours of local community company.

A further issue of Darcey’s plea is that can’t individual or teach any animals besides for two animals named “Buck” and “Roger,” who have to be introduced right before the court docket each six months, which will report any problems to the Animal Regulate Board.

Darcey has a listening to established for March 8 at the Lafayette Parish Courthouse.

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