Jason Armbruster, 44, of Amery will receive three years probation and pay court costs and fines totaling over $500 in a plea agreement stemming from animal cruelty charges filed in March of 2018.

Armbruster was accused of live trapping raccoons near his rural Amery property and releasing the animals for his dogs to kill. In the agreement, he pled guilty to three counts of mistreatment of animals causing death as a party to a crime, felonies. The incidents occurred in 2017 and were investigated by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR).

The other two charges were dismissed but read into the record.

Armbruster will be prohibited from possessing or using firearms and trapping or hunting animals out of season.

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