Hughes Serves Sentence

Vonna Hughes, the owner of a now-closed pet grooming business in Angels Camp, reported to the Calaveras County Jail on Friday to serve a jail sentence that will last just under a month.  Hughes was sentenced to three years of formal probation and up to 60 days in the Calaveras County Jail by Judge Susan Harlan on May 7 for her role in the treatment of 3 pitbulls left in the care of the Pet Bath House in Angels Camp.  At her sentencing hearing it was determined Hughes had four days of time applied to her sentence.  She was held in the Calaveras County Jail for two days after her arrest in July 2017.  She remained out on bail until May 9. Hughes will remain behind bars until July 17th.  Hughes was also ordered to pay $2,125 in restitution to the owners of the pitbulls.  Once released from jail, Hughes faces up to four years in prison if she violates probation.  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 the three pitbulls left in her care in June 2017 by Butte Fire survivors.


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