Damian Newhouse sentenced for dog fighting and animal cruelty

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Damian Newhouse was sentenced Tuesday for dog fighting and domestic violence animal cruelty, according to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office.

On September 3, Newhouse pleaded guilty to using an animal in an animal fighting contest and domestic violence animal cruelty as part of a plea agreement.

On Tuesday, Newhouse was sentenced to 30 months in prison on each count. Six months of each count was suspended to probation. The sentences are to be served consecutively, for a total of four years in prison and one year of probation.

He was also sentenced in a separate case on Tuesday. He was sentenced to 2 years in community corrections for his conviction of domestic battery.

The sentences will all run consecutively for a total of 4 years in prison, 2 years on community corrections and one year probation.

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