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Violations of Domestic Animal Laws

Violations of Domestic Animal Laws 

PERSON(S) INVOLVED:       Ephraim Z. Stoltzfus (40 years of age)
                                                Gunhart Road
                                                Mohnton, PA 19540
CHARGES:  See Attached Criminal Complaint and Probable Cause for details e.stoltzfus.pdfe.stoltzfus.pdf
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Ephraim Z. Stoltzfus
On October 30, 2020, the Department of Agriculture Bureau of Health and the Berks County District Attorney Detectives filed criminal charges against Ephraim Z. Stoltzfus for violations of the PA Domestic Animal Laws.  Charges were filed before Magisterial District Judge David Glass and an arrest warrant was issued.
On October 30, 2020 at approximately 3:00 PM, Stoltzfus surrendered to the Berks County Detectives at their office.  Subsequently, he was taken into custody and escorted to the Berks County Sheriff’s Central Processing Center.
The defendant was arraigned and bail was set at $20,000 unsecured bail. He remains free awaiting further court action.
For details of the investigation, please see attached criminal complaint and probable cause affidavit. 
As in every criminal case, the fact that an arrest occurred or a complaint has been filed is merely an accusation, and the defendant Ephraim Z. Stoltzfus, is presumed innocent until proven guilty.