Archive for Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Man charged with animal cruelty was a Wellsville police officer

December 19, 2012


A 30-year-old former Baldwin City man arrested for animal cruelty last week was a Wellsville police officer at the time of the alleged crime, according to Wellsville Police Chief S.W. Gillespie.

Jacob D. Stus, who now lives in Alaska, turned himself in to police Dec. 12. A warrant had been issued for his arrest on charges of animal cruelty and interference with law enforcement.

According to Baldwin City Police Chief Greg Neis, Jacob D. Stus is accused of beating and killing an animal that came onto Stus' property June 19.

Gillespie said that Stus worked for the Wellsville police until August, when Stus resigned. Gillespie declined further comment about the case.

Stus is free on a $2,000 bond, and his next court appearance is Friday.


KansasLiberal 5 years, 4 months ago

This is the second or third article on this guy and we still don't know what the animal was. It seems like a pretty important detail of the story, so why does it keep getting left out?

Shaun Hittle 5 years, 4 months ago

We're trying to get that figured out. It wasn't known by the person who provided the info., and we've been trying to contact BC police for that.

Shaun LJW

midwestmom 5 years, 4 months ago

Happy to hear that he's a former police officer - never should have been one.

racerx 5 years, 4 months ago

Hmmm, I seem to remember reading a story about a certain turkey and a bunch of frat boys. Are they all police officers too? After all, that's the only reason the story would be in here....right?!

Beth Ennis 5 years, 4 months ago

@nwyt; Merry Christmas. I hope your day goes better. I truly don't believe LJWord has anything against cops, but it seems you are having a bad day and need to vent. I hope it gets better.

happyrock 5 years, 4 months ago

Where is Fiddlefaddle. Was the guy a Beta?

Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 5 years, 4 months ago

How many times do we see cops gunning down harmless family pets for no reason. They just had one up in Chicago where a cop was writing a ticket and the owner of the car came out with a small puppy and the cop pulled out his gun and shot the pup. then when the guy complained to the media they wrote him another ticket. It's gotten to the point that cops are just another armed thug you have to beware of.

Robert Wells 5 years, 4 months ago

I had a neighbor who would catch mice with a "Pest tack strip" and then drown them in a bucket of water. He never spent a day in jail! But eventually they built a nest in his dryer and the house caught on fire and the whole place was flooded with water from the fire hoses. He was OK but neither the mice nor my neighbor gained a thing! This is a true story.

Beth Ennis 5 years, 4 months ago

I guess what goes around comes around in your former neighbors case tanked. As to cops being thugs, I will bet it is 1% or less. Cops and Military draw from society, our society is not perfect, so neither the cops nor the military will ever be perfect. It just seems to make news when one of them does something wrong, because we do hold them to a higher level. It is news when someone in a position of trust violates that trust. It doesn't mean the newspaper is out to "get" that career choice. (police or military or otherwise). They are just reporting what is out there.
Merry Christmas everyone.

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