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Former animal shelter worker sentenced for animal cruelty

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By Tom Wilmoth

    A former worker at the Bedford County Animal Shelter will spend 15 days in jail after having his charges of animal cruelty dropped to a misdemeanor.
    Bryan Thomas Skinnell, 45, of Bedford, was arrested Sept. 26 of last year on the charge following the investigation of a complaint that was filed in August 2016. Skinnell’s employment at the shelter was terminated after he was charged with harming the feral cat.
    On May 23, Skinnell pleaded no contest to the animal cruelty charge.


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