PULLMAN – The farmer within the Pullman space, convicted of cruelty to animals, was ordered to eliminate his herd or to spend two years in jail.
Marcus Jacobson, 70, was convicted final week on two counts of animal cruelty by a Whitman County District Courtroom jury. The case concerned two dying cows on Jacobson’s ranch on State Route 26 close to LaCrosse.
Choose John Hart sentenced Jacobson on Friday. Choose Hart barred Jacobson from proudly owning, proudly owning, caring for, or residing with animals as required by state regulation for somebody convicted of cruelly animals.
Jacobson is anticipated to return to courtroom on July 1st. If he nonetheless has any livestock, Jacobson will likely be despatched to Whitman County Jail for 2 years. If he has no extra cattle, Jacobson will stay a free man. The Whitman County Sheriff’s Workplace will verify whether or not Jacobson nonetheless has cows or not. MPs say Jacobson’s herd remains to be divided between his Rock Springs Ranch on SR26 and his ranch south of Pullman on Kirkendahl Street.
Authorities hope this ruling will put an finish to Jacobson’s authorized saga. The Washington State Division of Ecology started fining Jacobson in 2010 for permitting his cows to pollute the South Fork of the Palouse River south of Pullman. Motorists hit his stray cows at the very least 3 instances. Essentially the most severe accident almost killed a Pullman man on US Freeway 195 in September 2020, when certainly one of Jacobson’s stray bulls was shot. Jacobson was convicted by a jury final 12 months for not conserving his cows fenced.