Lakefield man sentenced in dog nuisance case

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JACKSON — A Lakefield man was convicted earlier this month of two charges related to property damage caused by his unattended dogs.

Randal J. Thom, 59, was convicted of public nuisance and trespassing, both misdemeanors, related to a March barnyard attack on a rural Lakefield farm. Nearly two dozen chickens and two goats died, with others injured, due to Thom's Alaskan Malamute dogs. Thom's dog, named after president Donald Trump, was shot, and the incident gained international attention.

He was ordered to 90 days in jail, which will be stayed for up to one year on supervised probation. He was ordered to pay a $225 fine and $485 restitution to the owners of the barnyard animals.

The condition of Thom's probation includes abiding by all laws and regulations related to kennels and breeding of dogs within Jackson County ordinances.

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