A Wichita man who was arrested after Oklahoma authorities found more than 100 emaciated pit bulls on a farm he rented near Newkirk was sentenced this week to 90 days in jail.
Jerry Southern, 33, also was ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution to three animal rights groups.
Southern, initially charged with 70 counts of animal cruelty, reached a plea agreement with prosecutors in which he pleaded guilty to five of the charges.
He was fined $1,000, ordered to pay $100 in court costs and ordered to possess no dogs other than a family pet.
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Southern was ordered to turn himself in to the Kay County Sheriff's Office on Oct. 8 to begin serving his sentence. He will be on probation for five years after completing his sentence.
Investigators found the dogs on a farm seven miles west of Newkirk in December 2008 while following up on a tip from some pheasant hunters who had stumbled across the dogs.