Leachman Asks to Serve Sentence on House Arrest


James Leachman was convicted of animal cruelty in 2012.

The following is portion of an article from KTVQ:

by Victoria Hill

BILLINGS – Former rancher James Leachman, who was convicted of animal cruelty in 2012, wants to serve his jail sentence on house arrest.

Leachman, 72, began serving 120-day jail sentence on Friday.

In a petition filed by Leachman earlier last week, Leachman states he requires house arrest due to medical issues.

“If placed under home arrest, I will be less of a burden to Yellowstone County and the detention facility will have one less inmate for whom to care,” Leachman wrote. “I believe that my current physical condition and age greatly complicates my incarceration and its associated costs.”

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Source:  KTVQ 

Posted by Haylie Shipp



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