Hughes Sentenced

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Vonna Hughes, the former owner of the Pet Bed and Bath House in Angels Camp was sentenced yesterday in Calaveras County Superior Court. Judge Susan Harlan sentenced Hughes to three years of formal probation and 60 days in the Calaveras County Jail or in an alternative sentencing program.  Hughes pleaded no contest to felony animal negligence on April 2 as part of a plea bargain. Hughes was accused of three counts of felony animal cruelty, two counts of felony grand theft and two counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty related to three pitbulls left in her care in June 2017. Hughes had operated the Angels Camp pet grooming, kennel and boarding service since 2013. While Hughes was not remanded to the custody of the County jail, Judge Harlan ordered her to report to the County Probation Office to determine if she was eligible for an alternative work program or home electronic monitoring. Hughes has four days of time applied to her sentence after being held in the Calaveras County Jail for two days after her arrest in July 2017. She has remained out on bail since then. If determined to be ineligible for alternative sentencing, Hughes must report to the jail before June 21. Hughes was also ordered to pay $2,125 in restitution.                 

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