ND man who neglected horses gets probation
A Dickinson man whose horses were recently seized by Stark County because of animal neglect will not be allowed to own livestock while he is on probation for the next two years.
As part of a plea agreement, Dennis Armbrust pleaded guilty to three counts of animal neglect, a Class A misdemeanor, on May 3. Two counts of animal cruelty, both Class A misdemeanors, were dismissed.
In March, a Stark County sheriff's deputy described seeing several horses that he believed were thin and had little access to water.
Nearly 40 horses were seized from Armbrust.
The Stark County Sheriff's Office will take ownership of the animals.
Armbrust will be placed on supervised probation for two years. According to the court document, he will also "be responsible for all costs incurred from the seizure of his animals, along with any veterinary bills incurred, or other costs incurred by the county."
Armbrust will also not be allowed to own livestock while on probation, the court document said.