Animal cruelty charges filed in Bolingbrook case

June 22

JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announces the filing of animal cruelty charges against a Bolingbrook man on Wednesday.

The State’s Attorney’s Office filed six Class A Misdemeanor Cruel Treatment of Animals charges against Brian Q. Brown, 21 of 441 Newton Court. The charges allege he knowingly starved several dogs, including Irish Terriers, a Bulldog and a Doberman on or about June 11, 2011.

The State’s Attorney’s Office also filed eight Class B Misdemeanor Owner’s Duties charges alleging the defendant failed to provide humane care 27 dogs. Terriers, Bulldogs, Dobermans, Japanese Chins and a Maltese are among the breeds named specifically in Owner’s Duties complaints. The defendant is alleged to have failed to provide either food or veterinary care in those complaints on or about June 11, 2011.

A warrant was issued for Brown’s arrest on Wednesday. A judge set bond with the warrant at $25,000. The defendant must post 10 percent or $2,500 to secure his release while awaiting trial. As a condition of bond, he must not have contact with any animals.

Details regarding the defendant’s arrest and future court dates are pending. 
Class A Misdemeanors carry a penalty ranging from probation to one year in jail upon conviction. Class B Misdemeanors carry a penalty of probation to six months in jail upon conviction.

The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office reminds the public that charges are not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.