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

Windy

Judge Mike Cicconetti would probably toss Resor from a moving car as a sentence.

Dottie Girl

That would have been the BEST JUSTICE IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!!

votelibertarian

Its just a dog.

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mikeylikesit

careful! that kind of talk will spark a riot with some of the loons..

Dottie Girl

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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).

Dottie Girl

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IDK

I have 2 dogs and yes, they are like my kids. However, at the end of the day...they are in fact just dogs. But if a person can treat a dog like a piece of garbage then they have deeper issues and to me, this is just the tip of the iceburg.

Brock Lee

vote is a looooooooooser

Dottie Girl

He is probably related to the animal abuser. So, that makes them both a looser!!

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mikeylikesit

looser? than your mother?

Dottie Girl

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votelibertarian

Dont know the guy but PETA is outa control

DiamondGirl

you're a total MORON !!!

dreverythingbalright

the dogs worth more than your sorry butt vote.

Dottie Girl

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44846GWP

I hope you don't have any pets, you don't deserve any.

Dottie Girl

If he does have pets they should be removed from the home!!

votelibertarian

Love to see you try.

Dottie Girl

VOTE, DID YOU GRADUATE IST GRADE YOU TALK LIKE AN IDIOT. DID I SAY I WOULD REMOVE THE PETS .... NO... I SAID THEY SHOULD BE REMOVED BY THE PROPER AUTHORITIES. ARE YOU RELATED TO THE ANIMAL ABUSER? YOU MUST BE BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING OUT OF YOUR WAY TO DEFEND HIM. DO YOU ACTUALLY APPROVE OF HIM PUSHING THAT POOR DOG OUT OF HIS VEHICLE? BECAUSE IF YOU DO YOU ARE NO BETTER THEN HIM.

Uputwhatwhere7

I can understand grammatical errors every now and then but to constantly have them in the headline of the article?

Shannon2

Maybe it's me (probably is) but I have re-read and re-read that headline and I cannot find the error. I know I'll probably feel stupid, but could you tell me what it is :)

Uputwhatwhere7

Nope, not you. They finally fixed it.

NotYourAverageF...

Just a Dog? I guess Libertarian lives in his parents basement reading his Batman comics. Sounds like an ignorant, small, Attention seeking low life that will never meet any expectations. I hope you have a very lonely life with no love, including one with out a good loyal pet in it. Loser.

Dottie Girl

AMEN!I AGREE!

votelibertarian

lives in my parents basement? Try a US Infantryman that bought my own home at 19.

OHIOHOOSIER76

They let him plea out of a animal cruelty charge to a misdemeanor of abandoning animals???

starryeyes83

Some dogs are wouth more than most people.... the offender included.

Dottie Girl

I agree Starryeyes83!!!!!

44846GWP

Agree also!

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