Man Sentenced for Plowing Down Peacocks with his Truck

Man Sentenced for Plowing Down Peacocks with his Truck
Photo: Floyd Michael Belton

CHATSWORTH – 61-year-old Floyd Michael Belton has entered no contest pleas to animal cruelty for
killing two peacocks by running them over with his pickup truck, announced the Los Angeles County
District Attorney’s Office.

Belton’s plowing down peacocks, which occurred in the summer of 2019, presented him with a day in court. Deputy District Attorney Bradley Lieberman said Floyd Michael Belton of Chatsworth entered a no- contest plea, on 06/17/2020, to two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to an animal.

DA Attorney Lieberman stated that the defendant ran over male and female peacocks with his Ford F-
150 truck on July 25, 2019. Case PA093227 was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Lost Hills Station.

“Belton was immediately sentenced to three years of summary probation with the following terms: one day in jail, a $1,000 donation to the Pasadena Humane Society, 45 days of Caltrans work or an
additional $3,600 donation,” said the DA’s Ricardo Santiago. As well it should, sentencing included “a
10-year ban on owning or possessing any animals with the exception of his German Shepherd and the
completion of 48 sessions of an animal abuse counseling program.”

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey leads the largest local prosecutorial office in the
nation.

Her staff of nearly 1,000 attorneys, 300 investigators and 800 support staff members is dedicated
to protecting the community through the fair and ethical pursuit of justice and the safeguarding of crime victims’ rights.

Man Sentenced for Plowing Down Peacocks with his Truck was last modified: June 30th, 2020 by admin
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