Friday, March 25, 2016

Woman Facing Animal Cruelty Charges for Shooting Roosters in Borough

Ashland Borough Police have charged a woman for allegedly shooting and killing two roosters earlier this month.

Jenna Marie Caso, 21, of 2234 Walnut St., was charged Tuesday with two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals, one misdemeanor count each of recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct, two summary counts of criminal mischief and three summary charges of violating the ordinance prohibiting the discharge of firearms within the borough limits. 

Patrolman Philip Schlegel charged Caso with shooting the birds to the rear of her home about 6:20 a.m. March 8. According to police, Caso said the birds had woken her up and had previously threatened the animals on social media. Police said the birds had gotten loose from the Pioneer Tunnel property and did not pose a threat or danger. 

Moreover, they had not received any complaints about the roosters previously. 

Caso will receive a summons in the mail informing her of the charges and will then have to answer before Magisterial District Judge Christina E. Hale during a preliminary hearing set for 10 a.m. May 4 in her Frackville courtroom.