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Boyd County man convicted of animal cruelty in Holt County

A Butte man was convicted in Holt County district court last week of animal cruelty, after he failed to properly care for two herds of cattle.

Jeffrey K. Reiser, 48, pleaded no contest when he faced the Honorable Mark Kozisec in the O’Neill courtroom April 17, was found guilty by Kozisec and was fined $1,000 on each of six Class 1 misdemeanor counts of cruel neglect of animals in January and February. He was also ordered to pay $87 costs of prosecution.

About 400 head of black and red cows were seized Feb. 9 by chief Holt County deputy Ed Nordby after a search warrant was obtained and determin...


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