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Man in animal cruelty case violates probation

KALISPELL (AP) — A man convicted of felony aggravated cruelty to animals in a Flathead County cat-hoarding case has failed to meet the requirements of his two-year deferred sentence by using drugs and failing to get a job or pay restitution.

The Daily Inter Lake reports ( Edwin Criswell was sentenced Thursday to two years with the Montana Department of Corrections.

Criswell and his wife, Cheryl, were convicted in September 2011. He was given a two-year deferred sentence and they were ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution to the Flathead County Animal Shelter, which car...


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