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Pleasureville man arrested on animal cruelty, drug and domestic violence charges

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By Taylor Riley

 A Pleasureville man was arrested Monday on cruelty to animals, drug and domestic violence charges after a 16-year-old called police.

Jeremy Allen Osburn, 37, was arrested April 8 after Henry County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Josh Jamiel was contacted by a school counselor at an unknown Henry County school.

The unnamed 16-year-old told her counselor that Osburn abused her mother on April 7 and had audio of the arguments. The teenager also told the deputy that Osburn engaged in cock fighting and had her help him with the training for the alleged abuse of the animals.

When Deputy Jamiel went to Osburn’s Castle Highway address, the residence smelled strongly of marijuana, according to an arrest citation. Osburn admitted to slapping the his wife on the arm “more than once” during an argument, according to the citation.

After a search warrant was obtained for the residence, animal control was called in and found evidence of cock fighting, including medication, spurs and roosters cooped for fighting, according to the citation. Sheriff’s deputies also found marijuana, guns, over $5,000 in cash and paraphernalia.

Osburn was arrested and transported to the sheriff’s office at around 4 p.m. April 8. Osburn is charged with second degree unlawful transaction with a minor, fourth degree assault (domestic violence), trafficking marijuana (less than 8 ounces), drug paraphernalia buy and possess, 14 charges of second degree cruelty to animals, endangering the welfare of a minor and third degree terroristic threatening.

Osburn posted a $5,000 cash bond on Tuesday. His arraignment is scheduled for 9:04 a.m. on April 24.