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Los Angeles Man Convicted in Puppy Dragging Case

Carol Kay

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LOS ANGELES — Eljin Jermaul Holt, who abused his 3-month-old puppy in 2016 has been prohibited by a judge from owning, possessing or having access to animals for 10 years, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced this week.

A Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge also placed the 28 year old Los Angeles resident on three years of summary probation.

The defendant pleaded no contest on Sept. 18, 2017, to one felony count of cruelty to an animal and one misdemeanor count of cruelty to an animal. Under the terms of a plea agreement, the felony plea was withdrawn and the charge was dismissed yesterday after the defendant completed the required 60 days of community labor and an animal cruelty prevention class.

According to the report, on Nov. 24, 2016, the defendant dragged and yanked his dog, Indie, causing the puppy to bleed.

The case was investigated by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles.

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