January 29, 2014
Michael Staley, left, leaving Plattsburgh City Court with his attorney, Allan Cruikshank Jan. 23 after avoiding jail time in his puppy abandonment case. Staley was sentenced to time served for the two days he spent in jail after his arrest, and two concurrent three year terms of probation along with a fine and several conditions.
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On consecutive days last week, Plattsburgh City Court judge Mark Rogers handed out nearly identical sentences to Michael and Tammy Staley for their roles in the Northern Puppies abuse and abandonment cases from last summer.