Curtis Cleary faces sentencing June 4 on animal cruelty and aggravated assault charges. (Photo courtesy McLean County Jail)
By Eric Stock
BLOOMINGTON - A Gridley man who fired shots at his girlfriend and allowed dozens of dogs and cats to starve to death has pleaded guilty to felony charges.
Curtis Cleary faces sentening June 4 on charges of aggravated assault and aggravated cruelty to animals. Police were called to a domestic violence incident at Cleary's home last November when they found more than 60 animals had died.
According to the non-profit animal rights group "Don't Bully My Breed," Cleary inherited the residence from the organzation's late founder. That group had removed him after it was unable to contact him.
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