Ten Counts of Cruelty to Animals and Theft

Press Release – The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call from a Constable requesting assistance with an eviction.  When Deputy Frank Parrino arrived, he noticed jumper cables attached to the electric meter.  The electric company was contacted and told the deputy that there was not supposed to be any electricity at that address.  Deputies also discovered 10 dogs that were malnourished and did not have any food or water.

     Michael Rischke, 50 years old, was arrested for 10 counts of Cruelty to Animals and Theft of Utilities.