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Jalan Isaac Greer


A Rapid City man found guilty of abusing cats was sentenced Monday to 60 days in a Minnesota county jail, two years of probation and a $1,000 fine.

Jalan Isaac Greer, 24, earlier entered an Alford guilty plea to one count of mistreating animals in Minnesota’s Clay County, according to court records.

Greer was originally charged with three counts of the felony offense after police found a dead cat in his apartment in January, and he admitted two other cats died in his care, local media reported.

Under his plea, Greer didn’t admit committing the crime yet recognized that the prosecution could prove the allegations at trial. He was living in Moorhead, Minn., at the time of the incident but had reportedly returned to Rapid City.

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Greer will serve his sentence at the Clay County Jail, and the court has granted him release to attend work and school.

His probationary conditions include not owning any animals and undergoing psychological evaluation. If he successfully completes probation, the felony conviction will be reduced to a misdemeanor on his criminal record, the Clay County Courthouse’s clerk’s office said.

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Cops and Courts Reporter

Cops and courts reporter for the Rapid City Journal from February 2016 to July 2018. Contact her on Facebook or Twitter @tiffgtan.