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Police: Clarion Couple Charged After One Cow, One Dog, Three Pigs Found Dead on Their Monroe Township Property
According to court documents, 56-year-old Mark Andrew Servey and 58-year-old Elizabeth Ann Servey, of Clarion, were arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Timothy P. Schill at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 24, on the following charges:
– Aggravated Cruelty to Animals – Causing Serious Bodily Injury or Death, Felony 3
– Cruelty to Animals, Misdemeanor 2
– Neglect of Animals – Vet Care, Summary
Both defendants remain free on $10,000.00 unsecured bail each.
Preliminary hearings are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3, with Judge Schill presiding.
After being contacted on January 17 around 3:27 p.m. regarding animal cruelty at a property located on East Reidsburg Road in Monroe Township, Clarion County, Trooper Reilly, of the Clarion-based State Police, responded to the location.
Trooper Reilly attempted to make contact with the property owners, Mark Andrew Servey and Elizabeth Ann Servey.
According to the complaint, while on the property, Trooper Reilly observed a dead cow in a fenced area without food or water. He then saw one live German Shepherd in a fenced area with frozen water and no food and a second German Shepherd, which was dead, in another fenced area next to the live one.
The complaint states Trooper Reilly also discovered three dead pigs in a wooden fenced area with no food or water.
According to the complaint, the Serveys failed to provide proper care for the animals, which resulted in the deaths of the cow, the one dog, and three pigs.
The charges were filed through Magisterial District Judge Timothy P. Schill’s office on January 17.
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