FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — A Fayette County man has pleaded guilty to tossing three cats in a wooden box into a fire.
Michael Ford, 56, entered into the plea Tuesday in Fayette County Circuit Court.
The incident happened Oct. 21, 2013. Ford was initially charged with seven counts of cruelty to animals. The remains of seven cats were found in the fire. They all belonged to his wife. However, Ford only pleaded guilty to three counts.
Ford faces 3-15 years in prison. He’ll be sentenced on April 10. He remains in the Southern Regional Jail on $35,000 bail.