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Case ID: 15417
Classification: Hoarding
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Judge(s): Gaylen Box

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Friday, Jan 23, 2009

County: Bannock

Charges: Misdemeanor
Disposition: Convicted
Case Images: 5 files available

Defendant/Suspect: Robert Ives

Case Updates: 3 update(s) available

The Bannock County Sheriff's Office found the owner of the dozen dogs they rescued a week ago.

Robert Ives, 52, previously of Inkom was charged with 13 counts of animal neglect.

The Sheriff's Office served him with a summons and complaint over the weekend.

Ives abandoned 12 canines inside a residence on Indian Creek Road.

The home when the animals were found was in shambles and the dogs were not cared for and were taken to the Pocatello Animal Shelter.

With the owner's permission, the animals were all adopted over the weekend.

"They go in tomorrow and Wednesday to Alta Animal Hospital for spays and neuters and then they're all gone so which is really a good thing," said Mary Remer, Animal Control Director.

Ives is scheduled to be arraigned on these misdemeanor charges on February 19th.

Case Updates

The Bannock County man who pleaded guilty to six counts of leaving animals without care is headed to jail.

Robert Ives is sentenced to 180 days in jail, 5-years of probation, and a $1,200 fine.

Judge Gaylen Box suspended 150 days of the jail sentence meaning Ives will only be behind bars for 30 days.

He must also get rid of the six dogs he owns while on probation. In court Robert Ives said, "I just did what I thought was the right thing, the best thing. And like I said, the dogs were never abandoned."

Ives also told the court he would visit the house about once a week to feed and water the dogs.
Source: KIDK - May 8, 2009
Update posted on May 8, 2009 - 10:46PM 
The man accused abandoning a dozen dogs in Inkom will have to wait for his sentence.

As part of a deal with prosecutors Robert Ives pleaded to six counts of misdemeanor animal neglect.

Ives appeared for sentencing today without an attorney, but when Judge Gaylen Box mentioned jail time could be imposed along with the probation recommended by prosecutors Ives asked for a public defender.

Once an attorney is appointed the case will be set for a pre-trial conference.
Source: KIDK - April 9, 2009
Update posted on Apr 10, 2009 - 1:04AM 
A man in Inkom took a plea deal and plead guilty to animal neglect charges Thursday after he allegedly mistreated a dozen dogs earlier this year.

52-year-old Robert Ives is facing six counts of animal neglect after he left his dogs abandoned and starving to death in an Inkom home in January. Ives was originally charged with 13 counts but seven of those counts were dismissed because of the plea deal.

Ives left a dozen dogs inside a home on Indian Creek Road. When the animals were found January 23rd by the Bannock County Sheriff's Office, the home was a mess and the dogs weren't cared for. They were taken to the Pocatello Animal Shelter and since then the animals have been adopted.

Ives will be sentenced on Wednesday, April 8th at 9:30 a.m.
Source: Local News 8 - March 19, 2009
Update posted on Apr 10, 2009 - 1:03AM 


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