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Today shortly after 3:00 p.m., Larry Motsinger, 66, from Pekin, IN, turned himself into the Washington County Jail after an arrest warrant was issued from the Washington County Circuit Court for Animal Cruelty, Class A Misdemeanor, (14 Counts) and Improper Disposal of a Dead Animal, Class D Felony, (Two Counts).

IN CONJUNCTION WITH INDIANA STATE POLICE AND INDIANA STATE VET JODI LOVEJOY, HARRISON COUNTY PROS. OTTO SCHALK, ACTING AS A SPECIAL PROSECTUOR, FILED CRIMINAL CHARGES ON WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY LARRY MOTSINGER TODAY.

WCSD Photograph of FRONT view of LARRY  MOTSINGER   Date of Birth __________  Photo Taken __________ ______  Size ______

MOTSINGER WAS CHARGED WITH 2 COUNTS OF FAILURE TO DISPOSE OF A DEAD ANIMAL, CLASS D FELONY AND 14 COUNTS OF ANIMAL NEGLECT, CLASS A MISDEMANORS.

MR. SCHALK WAS APPOINTED SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO HANDLE THE CASE DUE TO A CONFLICT OF INTEREST WITH THE WASHINGTON COUNTY PROSECUTER’S OFFICE.

IN EARLY MARCH, ISP TROOPER KEVING BOLWING AND INDIANA STATE VET JODI LOVEJOY CONDUCTED AN INVESTIGATION INTO CLAIMS OF ANIMAL NEGLECT

REGARDING OVER 30 CATTLE ON MOTSINGER’S PROPERTY ON EASTERN SCHOOL ROAD AND CATTLE THAT HE CARED FOR ON HIS MOTHER’S PROPERTY, LOCATED ON FARABEE RD.

IT WAS FURTHER NOTICED THAT THERE WERE DEAD COW CARCASSES ON THE PROPERTY.

IF CONVICTED, THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE EACH FELONY CARRIES IS THREE YEARS.

MR. SCHALK STATED:  “REGARDLESS OF MR. MOTSINGER BEING A SHERIFF’S DEPUTY, HE WILL BE TREATED NO DIFFERENTLY. THAT IS WHAT THE PEOPLE EXPECT AND JUSTICE REQUIRES”