NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (WYTV) – The case against a mother and son charged with animal cruelty in Trumbull County has been dismissed.
During Friday’s trial against Ronata Phillips and her son, Adam Keim, it was determined Newton Falls Municipal Court lacked jurisdiction since the incident in question happened in Greene Township.
Charges against Phillips and Keim were filed in January, more than two months after humane agents served a warrant as part of an ongoing investigation into the condition of animals on Phillips’ property.
At the time, agents seized 98 domestic, agricultural and exotic animals.
According to the Trumbull County auditor’s website, Phillips’ home on Durst Colebrook Road is located in Greene Township.