Norwalk man guilty of tossing dog from vehicle

When given chance to speak, defendant tells judge: "It's pointless to say anything. I just want to do my time and go home."
Cary Ashby
Mar 21, 2013

Norwalk Municipal Court Judge John Ridge chastised the defendant for the T-shirt he was wearing Tuesday -- and his attitude.

"What's that on your shirt?" the judge asked him.

Donald E. Resor Jr.'s black shirt read: "Voted most likely to offend."

Apparently the message offended the judge since Ridge, with a slight frown, said: "You wear that to court?"

After Resor said he "didn't think about it," his defense attorney, Paul Dolce, said his client had been wearing a sweatshirt.

T-shirts and two "no contest" pleas were the name of the game at Tuesday's hearing.

Eight women and one man wore black shirts with two large words in white print -- "Team Bailey" -- along with the initials for the Huron County Humane Society (HCHS). The group sat in the front row of the courtroom and wore T-shirts in honor of Bailey, the 4-year-old Staffordshire terrier at the heart of one of Resor's cases.

"His health is good now," HCHS manager and investigator Kathleen Hampton said afterward. "We were waiting until after the hearing to adopt him out.

"He (Bailey) is scared of riding in a car and he wasn't before," she said.

Resor, 31, of 32 State St., was convicted of pushing or throwing the dog out of a vehicle at a Norwalk Township location Dec. 30. The court also found the man guilty of disorderly conduct for a March 4 incident; the state agreed to amend it from the original charge of domestic violence.

"Our office has been in contact with the victim. She doesn't wish to pursue a protection order. She indicates she wants to move forward from this incident," Norwalk Assistant Law Director Scott Christophel told the judge.

Resor entered "no contest" pleas to separate misdemeanors of abandoning animals and disorderly conduct. As part of a plea deal, the state agreed not to pursue any charges related to an incident Monday night or probation violations.

After Resor entered the pleas, Ridge asked the defendant if he had anything to say.

"It's pointless to say anything," Resor said. "I just want to do my time and go home."

"Look how cocky he is sitting there," one of the HCHS supporters was overheard saying during the hearing.

Resor must report to the Huron County Jail at 7 a.m. April 22 to serve a 90-day sentence on the abandoning animals conviction. Resor also was fined a total of $700 in both cases.

For the disorderly conduct conviction, Ridge credited Resor with serving 10 days, but ruled 30 days in jail would be hanging over his head on a probation violation. He ordered the defendant to undergo six months of anger management counseling by Dec. 30. The court also scheduled an Oct. 17 hearing for a review of the case if Resor hasn't paid his fine by that time.

Huron County Deputy Dog Warden Josh Jasinski investigated the case involving the dog. Resor originally was charged with animal cruelty.

Jasinski didn't find the dog when he responded to the Dec. 30 incident. However, the next day he found Bailey about a quarter of a mile from the drop-off point. Jasinski used a microchip in the dog to track down Bailey's origins.

"Usually, it's put in at the nap of the neck. It moves around sometimes," Jasinski said earlier about the chip.

A Huron County family had owned Bailey since he was a puppy.

"They didn't want to give him up, but they had to for a family member's health problems," Hampton said.

"Bailey came from a very loving home. ... He's a very loving dog," she continued.

"Bailey looks like he's a ferocious dog. I think Mr. Resor was disappointed because he didn't meet his expectation of what he wanted (the dog) for. That's just a guess," Hampton said.

When the Reflector asked Resor if he wanted to comment, the man responded with a vulgarity and walked away. His attorney declined to comment.

Comments

itsnotme

Wow Norwalk Refector...proofread much??

Lil DAB

Defenantly they don't. smh

Dottie Girl

I know I find a lot of misspellings in the REFLECTOR just about everyday. My husband says I should apply for a job to be their proofreader. LOL!

rickross2

I think there's an app for that.

doc5798a

Oh so this punk thought he would make it to the national news too by wearing that shirt. What a moron.

Dottie Girl

Yeah! I liked the way his Lawyer says.... but, Judge he had a sweatshirt on earlier. YEAH! Then why didn't he keep it on? Because he wanted to make sure like you said that everyone would see it.

doc5798a

Oh so this punk thought he would make it to the national news too by wearing that shirt. What a moron.

tell it how it is

Sort of unrelated, but is this man related to Tom Newyear??? He looks exactly like him!!

Sitting In The ...

Maybe his next shirt could read "Most likely to amount to nothing"

Dottie Girl

YEAH!!! I HOPE HE GETS WHAT'S COMING TO HIM IN JAIL.

saxkris

This guys a total LOSER for real!

dreverythingbalright

this man has no soul. who can throw a dog out of a moving car. someone should do the same to him.

Dottie Girl

There you go NORWALK REFLECTOR! I deleted my whole letter. What ever happened to FREEDOM OF SPEECH? I never used dirty words. I put a--, and embicile. It is just like the NR to defend the crimnals. Oh, we can't say anything bad about him being abuser even though he is going to jail for being an abuser. Way to go that is why animal abuse will continue... because everybody puts their heads in the sand . I know this will be flagged because GOD FORBID I HURT SOMEONES FEELINGS .

Dottie Girl

KUDOS!! To the girls and guys for being there at the court house to represent BAILEY. I bet a lot more people would have been there had they known. I know I sure would have! Now, there are some people who walk the walk and talk the talk! So, THANK YOU GIRLS AND GUYS FOR BEING THERE FOR BAILEY! THEY ARE TRUE ANIMAL LOVERS!

ole45mag

If he had said that he was on heroin at the time, he'd of gotten less time. Is cat juggling against the law? Yea, this guy was wrong, but there's loonies out there that hate it when you even smash a bug (lady at BGSU Firelands), yet drive cars that smash lots of bugs. I intentionally try to swerve my car to hit bugs. Hit a swarm once. So take that PETA!

Dottie Girl

45 MAG HOW IS YOUR LIFE SO BAD THAT YOU APPROVE OF ANIMAL ABUSE?

ole45mag

"Yea, this guy was wrong"...quoted. IIII have a cow that I want to breed for milk. Is that alright, drinking the milk??? I have 26 hens for getting eggs for the egg whites sandwiches I like to eat...is that alright??? I have cats who get into the barn and kill the mice that eat the chicken food that feeds the chickens that make the eggs that IIII eat. Is that ok? I have two dogs that my 8 kids love to play with and shampoo...is that alright? And I have about 238 bats on the property that kill the mosquitos so the kids can play tag and hide and go seek at night...is that alright? And I have a wife who I have been married to since 1986 and we still "love" eachother quite often. Is that alright??? And we all believe in a God that is gonna toss bad people like cheap family dollar frisbees into a lake of fire in the end time...is that alright???
"Yea, this guy was wrong"...quoted.

24productions

Well versed ole45...well versed.

mikeylikesit

the loons are out in force now..

dreverythingbalright

you included mikey :( what an a&&

mikeylikesit

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights).

votelibertarian

Give that pup a extra kick for me

Dottie Girl

APPARENTLY YOUR MOM DIDN'T HAVE ANY CHILDREN THAT LIVED EITHER...VOTE HUH????

Dottie Girl

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Profane, obscene, sexual or derogatory language.

votelibertarian

for some one that is so against animal abuse you are pretty violent.

Dottie Girl

PEOPLE ....SO TO SPEAK CAN DEFEND THEMSELVES . PEOPLE OUT WEIGH ANIMALS(DOGS) BY A FEW HUNDRED POUNDS SO YES I GUESS I AM VIOLENT WHEN IT COMES TO DEFENDING POOR DEFENSELESS ANIMALS. HUMANS KNOW BETTER BUT, THAT SURE DOES NOT MAKE THEM ANY SMARTER. ANIMALS ARE A LOT MORE CARING AND LOVING THEN MOST HUMANS. SO, YES I WILL DEFEND THE HELPLESS AND THE MISTREATED. IF IT HURTS YOUR FEELINGS SO BE IT. INSTEAD OF BEING NASTY WHY DON'T YOU DO SOMETHING TO HELP ANIMALS THAT ARE ABUSED? YOU HAVE THE NERVE TO CALL ME VIOLENT... YOU AND YOUR BUDDY ARE THE ONES THAT SAID YOU WERE GOING TO GO KICK A DOG AND OR A PUPPY. NOW THAT IS VIOLENT AND ANIMAL ABUSE.

votelibertarian

"PEOPLE OUT WEIGH ANIMALS(DOGS) BY A FEW HUNDRED POUNDS " With that logic we should gun down bears

votelibertarian

" ANIMALS ARE A LOT MORE CARING AND LOVING THEN MOST HUMANS." Those animals in Zanesville were so loving. Oh and the caps lock is so scary please dont...

24productions

....uhm, I think your caps lock is on....

mikeylikesit

I didn't really kick a dog. im too busy beating up little kids and nuns. no dogs were harmed..

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