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Wes Cole case concludes with probation, animal ban

Wes Cole case concludes with probation, animal ban

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The long-running animal cruelty case involving Charles Wesley Cole is over – for now, and as long as he behaves. According to a press release from the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office, Cole, 59, of Arcata pled guilty to a charge of vandalizing the Arcata Co-op  on

Wes Cole finally getting treatment, could be re-tried

Mad River Union ARCATA – Accused animal abuser Charles Wesley Cole won’t make his usual monthly court appearance this Friday, July 14. He would have, just as he has with numerous previous court dates, where he has been repeatedly told to return in case a vacancy in a state mental hospital opens up. What happened was, that finally happened

Wes Cole to get psych evaluation; minor court corridor drama ensues

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Charles Wesley Cole’s trial for animal cruelty, battery and vandalism is on hold as he gets a psychiatric evaluation to determine whether he’s competent to stand trial. Judge Joyce Hinrichs set Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 9 a.m. for an evaluation by Eureka psychologist Dr. Michael Ramirez, to

Citizens demand justice for abused dog ‘Mr. Nobody’

Note: The following story contains an explicit description of alleged animal abuse which some readers might find disturbing. – Ed. Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Justice for Mr. Nobody – the latest dog  to have suffered abuse allegedly at the hands of Charles Wesley Cole – will have to wait at least another month,

Dogs Found Hanging From Rope

From HCSO: On 05-19-2014 at about 1:27 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from a Caltrans employee, who reported finding two deceased dogs hanging by a rope, next to Highway 36 just west of Dinsmore. When the deputy arrived on scene he saw two adult size pit bull dogs, hanging from