St. Albans, WV – Tickets to Hank Jr. concert – $300; penalty for killing neighbor’s dog – 4 weekends in jail, 50 hours at the animal shelter, and $1000 to the dog owner; Not missing Bocephus just because of a little old jail sentence – Priceless!! Back in October, Charles Wiant thought it would be cool to shoot his neighbor’s German Shepherd puppy with a crossbow. Not so cool for the puppy, who stumbled a few yards and fell over dead. Wiant, 17 at the time, was charged with animal cruelty and was sentenced to 50 hours at an animal shelter and four WHOLE weekends in jail, along with a year’s unsupervised probation!! Oh, and he has to pay the owner $1,000 for the puppy. For this “plea agreement”, a more serious felony was avoided since this upstanding young man has plans to join the military and we wouldn’t want to mess that up all because of a stupid little dog!
Wiant had requested his weekend jail sentences be postponed until he graduated from high school this May. Now, he says he’ll go ahead and start serving them, as long as he doesn’t have to serve the weekend of April 2 when Hank Jr. is in concert! Yes, you heard right, demonites …. Wiant’s redneck girlfriend already spent a lot of money on tickets to see Hank Jr.! Apparently, the judge is a Bocephus fan, too, since he had no problem giving the asswipe the weekend off to party.
Obviously, there are people WAAAAAY more forgiving than me. The puppy’s owners said they didn’t want to see Wiant’s life ruined because, we’ve all done stupid things. Yeah, next time, it might only be a toddler he aims his crossbow at. The judge also ordered a psychiatric evaluation of Wiant, the results of which are sealed. Let’s hope he doesn’t wet the bed and set fires!!Tags: Animal Cruelty, St. Albans, West Virginia