Still awaiting Montgomery’s Flake decision

A contortionist is described as a performer who peculiarly twists his body for the entertainment of others.

Minus the amusement factor, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is beginning to resemble such a nimble acrobat as he attempts to maneuver an end to the case of animal abuse resulting in the gruesome heat related deaths of nearly two dozen dogs. They died while supposedly in the care of Austin and Logan Flake at a Gilbert kennel on June 20.

Such a move would not serve him well. Twenty-one pet owners have joined together in filing a civil suit against four defendants. Besides the Flakes, Todd and MaLesia Hughes, Logan Flake’s mother and stepfather, are named in the suit.

On June 23, Sheriff Joe Arpaio promised a full investigation of the deaths. After an extensive three-month examination of facts, which included veterinarian performed necropsies on some of the dogs, the sheriff’’s office recommended 21 felony charges of animal neglect and cruelty in connection with mistreatment of the pets resulting in death by suffocation. The dogs were crammed in a laundry room without air-conditioning, food or water. When the dead and dying dogs were discovered, the Flakes did not call for veterinary assistance, opting to hose down the dogs and then callously pile their carcasses in a shed.

Arpaio, a champion of animals, has had an Animal Crimes Investigations Unit as part of his office for over a decade. “I’m very confident we have the proper evidence for a conviction,” the sheriff said.

At a Sept. 10 press conference Montgomery exhibited raw insensitivity to the grieving pet owners as he provided insight as to his bent. “This isn’t to cheapen or minimize the loss of the pets to the families,” Montgomery said. “But we’re not talking about the deaths of 23 children.” 

The kennel owners Todd and MaLesia Hughes were on vacation and left the animals in the care of their daughter Logan and her husband Austin.  Austin is the son of Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake —- a man the politically ambitious Montgomery does not want as an enemy. 

Numerous lies were initially told by the Hughes and Flakes, including that a dog chewed through the air conditioner’s power cord after the Flakes left the facility for the night. Owners were also told their pets had run away. No evidence supported the claims.

We are now just two days away from the beginning of October, months away from the blazingly hot June day. Montgomery remains mute. 

Bill Montgomery: Between a Flake and a hard place,” providing insight into the political aspects of his silence, was dated ten days ago.

9 Responses to Still awaiting Montgomery’s Flake decision

  1. azgary says:

    “A contortionist is described as a performer who peculiarly twists his body for the entertainment of others.

    Minus the amusement factor,”……

    the az 4 continue to claim they are against amnesty.

    do not support these destroyers, they are out to make us “Estados Unidos de América” and a permanent democrat voting majority, for no more than lobbyist bribes so American citizens can be thrown out of jobs to be replaced with wage slave foreigners, at taxpayer expense

  2. MacBeth says:

    Montgomery is in a fix he never could never have envisioned. He needs the help of his McEstablishment big guns to save his sorry ass in this scenario. He knows Joe Arpaio has already won in the court of public opinion.

  3. jojo says:

    Gotta love Joe. Way to go citizens. It’s the only way we’re going to take our country back. Citizen by citizen. Politicans named Flake get out of our way. No more back room deals for the establishment, elitist politicians. Go get ’em folks.

  4. goodyearconservative says:

    I wish people like Montgomery would put politics aside and press those charges against Jeff Flake’s son. If Montgomery does decide to run for John McCain’s senate seat his liberal opponent could tell voters that he didn’t go after culprits because he’s more obsessed with politics than justice.

    It just makes me sick to death that McMontgomery has all the time in the world to go after Horne, but not anyone in the Gang of McCain. I miss Andrew Thomas already.

  5. Ellsworth says:

    It’s a sure bet Montgomery never dreamed his career would rise or fall on the stiff bodies of dead dogs. If he takes this case to trial, he will be crossing the wrong people and he knows it. Although they are surely outnumbered by the families who lost their beloved pets in such a gruesome manner, the powerful McTrio would drop him like a hot rock if he moves forward with felony charges against Flake’s son and daughter-in-law and her parents.

  6. Orion says:

    Have any of you seen or signed this petition imploring “County Attorney Montgomery prosecute those involved in the death of the Gilbert 23 to the fullest extent of the law.” ?
    Montgomery said at a news conference names on a petition like this mean nothing to him. Our votesa against this orrportunist when the time comes will get his attention.

  7. Clementine says:

    They have REAL law enforcement at work in Colorado. Within days of dead and malnourished horses being found, extreme animal cruelty charges were filed against the owner by the county attorney. Apparently the county attorney there is an independent agent who isn’t worried about the impact on his future.

  8. Sgt. Preston says:

    On September 10th Bill Montgomery said it would be a couple of weeks before he made a decision on whether or not to prosecute these pet killing flakes and their relatives.

    Today is September 30th. It seems this guy is not just afraid of the long shadow of his watchful establishment chums, but he can’t count, either.

    Grow some, Montgomery! These people need to see the inside of a courtroom. Let a jury decide guilt or innocence. That’s our tried and true American legal system. You are not the judge or the jury and have no business impeding them. Just bring the damn case.

  9. jon jensen says:

    Don’t you understand arizona for many years has had a duel legal system mercy and forgiveness for the people up at the top and law and order for those at the bottom. Check out jan brewer drunk driving accident arrest (NOT!)