NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Acting Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander
On August 30, 2020 at approximately 7:50 p.m., New York State Police at Sidney arrested Robert W. Youngblood, age 34 of South New Berlin, NY for the Agriculture and Markets Law misdemeanor of Overdriving, Torturing and Injuring Animals. He was also charged with the penal law misdemeanors of Criminal Contempt in the second degree, Obstructing Governmental Administration and Making an Apparently Sworn False Statement in the second degree.
On August 16, 2020 a trooper was dispatched by Otsego County 911 to a complaint of animal cruelty that occurred on Dunhams Cross Road in the town of Butternuts. A complainant told the trooper that they discovered that a 6-month old pig had been shot multiple times with a pellet gun. The pig was alive but in obvious distress.
After a series of interviews, a trooper found that Youngblood lied about what occurred at the property, even though he provided troopers with a statement at the State Police barracks. Youngblood was additionally charged with violating an order of protection and contacting a person who he is not supposed to have contact with while he was in the trooper’s presence.
Youngblood was issued appearance tickets to the town of Butternuts court for September 24, 2020 for the Agriculture and Markets Law of Overdriving, Torturing and Injuring Animals and Obstructing Governmental Administration charges. Youngblood was issued appearance tickets to the town of Unadilla court for September 21, 2020 for the Making an Apparently Sworn False Statement and Criminal Contempt charges.