Who, age What Where When Last known address
Blayne Glissman, 54 NE State Environmental worker cited for animal neglect

Lincoln, NE

Lancaster County

August 25, 2008  
Type of Crime Other Crimes #/Type of animal(s) involved Case Status Next Court Date
Citations improper disposal of dead animals sheep, cattle, goat, 1 white Pyrenees dog Dismissed to pre-trial diversion  

A state employee has received another citation for alleged animal neglect.

Blayne Glissman , 54, 5525 Mill Road, was first cited on suspicion of animal cruelty and neglect after authorities allegedly found dead and malnourished animals on his property near U.S. 77 and Mill Road.

A Lancaster County deputy called to Glissman's property allegedly found carcasses of sheep, cattle and goats, as well as sickly looking live animals.

A veterinarian who inspected the animals told authorities they were nutrient deficient and had not been properly fed.

On Aug 26, a deputy was accompanied by Robert Downey, executive director of the Capital Humane Society, to Glissman's property to evaluate the animals, Chief Deputy Bill Jarrett said.

Glissman, who works for the state Department of Environmental Quality, would not let them onto his property, Jarrett said. But the deputy and Downey returned with a search warrant.

Some of the conditions appeared to have changed — the animals' water troughs had been cleaned and they had fresh food, water and supplements, Jarrett said.

But because of the large number of carcasses that allegedly remained on the property, Glissman was cited on suspicion of improper disposal of a carcass, Jarrett said.

In addition, the deputy noticed a white Pyrenees dog that appeared to be neglected, Jarrett said. The dog's coat was in poor condition, with areas where fur had matted or fallen out, sores were visible, and its collar appeared too tight.   The dog allegedly had no food or water, Jarrett said.

Glissman was cited on suspicion of animal neglect for the dog, which was taken to the humane society, Jarrett said.

Update 9/27/08:  A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Glissman after he failed to appear this week on an animal neglect charge.

Update 2/3/09:  Glissman has had his animal cruelty case dismissed to pre-trial diversion.

Glissman, who works for the state Department of Environmental Quality, also had been charged with failure to appear after missing a court date. Prosecutors dismissed that charge.


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