Wednesday, January 31, 2018

BLACKFOOT ID - ONE OF TROY SMITH'S THREE MAULERS WAS SHOT WHEN THEY INVADED A FAMILY'S BACKYARD, KILLED THEIR DOG AND SEVERELY INJURED A WOMAN ...NOW THOSE LAND SHARKS MAY COME TO LIVE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!!!


BLACKFOOT — Back in September, a Blackfoot man’s dogs killed another dog and attacked a woman.

Now, Troy Smith is trying to save two of his beloved pets. KPVI reports he was in court last week and now has a decision to make.

On Sept. 25, 2017, Selina Mlynek was found seriously injured in her backyard with three dogs circling her. The dogs belonged to Troy Smith. Last week, he was offered a plea deal in court, and he’s now considering his options.

Blackfoot Police was forced to shoot one of Smith’s dog, Yogi. Smith is trying to save the other dogs, Tokyo and Nilla, who are at risk of being put down.


Smith was charged with one count of having over two dogs, three counts of harboring a vicious animal and three counts of a dog at large, all misdemeanors. He pled guilty to all but the harboring charges.

The prosecution offered Smith a deal that would allow his dogs to live if they’re adopted out of state and if he pleads guilty to one harboring a vicious animal charge.

Smith made a counter offer: to keep his dogs and then move out of town, but he says it’s not over if they don’t accept it.

Smith says, “Then I am totally prepared to go to trial and prove that my girls are not vicious. They’ve just been labeled as vicious. And in America, you are innocent until proven guilty.”
If the case does go to trial, Smith plans to start a fundraising effort to get a lawyer. He says he has a lot of people rallying around him. A petition he started to save his dogs has almost 2,500 signatures.

Smith will have until next Tuesday to make his final decision on the plea deal.  





2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please let Troy Smith receive a Darwin Award!

I love how municipalities think it's a great idea to relocate known vicious and dangerous pit bulls. Passing the buck does not solve the problem. A dirt nap, like "Yogi" got, is the proper thing to do in order to prevent another person from becoming a victim. But the poor little wiggle butts are the victims, right? The irresponsible nutter owner is the victim too! The lady that was seriously hurt and her dog that was killed are just collateral damage. They don't matter, at all.

B Cazz said...

He should be allowed to rehome his dogs IF he posts $1M bond for each of his maulers, and pays to have them tattoo'd and microchipped in case they maul someone or something else. I'd reduce it to $500K per each, if he pays to have all their teeth pulled first.