~ PVN staff report
LURAY, June 9 — On Friday, a Stanley man was convicted on three counts of animal cruelty and 16 counts of inadequate care for agricultural animals. However, a judge dismissed the vast majority of the 116 charges against him.
Benjamin Ramos, 55, was arrested on May 25, 2022, for 116 charges stemming from incidents on March 24, 2022. The charges were split between 58 Class 1 misdemeanors for cruelty to animals and 58 Class 4 misdemeanors for inadequate care of agricultural animals.
Specifically, the charges accused Ramos of neglect by failing to feed and provide appropriate care to a variety of farm animals, including horses, donkeys, chickens, ducks, cows, sheep, puppies, dogs, goats, pigs and pigeons.
Ramos was sentenced to 10 days in jail and a year of unsupervised probation for three counts, with both suspended.