Reisterstown Man Convicted In Animal Cruelty Case On 17 Counts

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BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD — A Reisterstown man was convicted this week of 17 counts of animal cruelty, animal abuse and animal neglect, according to authorities.

Corey Elvin Hannah, 47, of Reisterstown, had 26 dogs in poor condition at his home on Worthington Avenue, prosecutors said.

Five dogs had serious medical conditions that had not been treated as well as numerous injuries, and four of the dogs had been tortured, officials reported.

All 26 dogs were taken f rom the residence after the Baltimore County Police Department and animal services personnel from the city and county served a warrant at Hannah's home on May 27, 2020, prosecutors said.

The dogs were treated successfully, authorities reported.

Late on Wednesday afternoon, officials said a jury convicted Hannah as a result of the investigation. 

“Domestic animals are unquestionably among those which we have an obligation to protect from harm and mistreatment," Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger said in a statement. "Thankfully, in this case we have succeeded in doing so."

Judge Judith C. Ensor is set to sentence Hannah on Oct. 13.

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