Animal Abuse Case Dismissed by Court Today

ROMULUS, MI – An Oakland County man will see his day in court but today was not that day.  The animal abuse court case that was filed against him in Romulus was dismissed by the presiding judge when the prosecuting attorney did not appear for the scheduled court hearing.Javon Stacks

On November 5th, 2019, Javon Stacks was charged with one felony count of Abandoning /Cruelty of Animals and two misdemeanor counts of Cruelty to Animals. The allegations of mistreatment of the animals occurred in August 2019 in the City of Romulus.

The case was set for the Preliminary Examination and a Forfeiture hearing today.   At 9:00 a.m. the court had the officer in charge(OIC) call the assistant prosecutor on the case because he was not present in court.  At that time, the assistant prosecutor informed the OIC that he was approximately fifteen minutes away and the information was conveyed to the court.

At 9:21 a.m. the case was called and dismissed by Judge David Parrott  because the assistant prosecutor was not yet in court.  The case is in the process of being re-issued today.

Updated information about the arraignment on the new warrant will be published when it is confirmed.

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