GENEVA – An Exeter cattle feeder facing 40 felony charges in connection with an animal cruelty case pled not guilty to the charges Tuesday.
Aaron Ogren, 30, was arrested in May after investigators found dead and dying livestock on his property.
He faces one count of felony theft, nine counts of felony prohibited sale of livestock and 30 counts of felony cruelty to animals.
The max penalties on each charge range from two to 20 years in prison.
Local and state officials removed about 200 surviving head of cattle from the feedlot about three miles northwest of Exeter at the beginning of April.