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Sorrels enters pleas in two separate cases

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Michael Allen Sorrels
More information was recently released in the two separate criminal cases involving the former director of the Clay County Humane Society.

According to information on file at the Clay County Courthouse, Michael Allen Sorrels, 28, Brazil, along with public defender Geoffrey Creason, entered into a negotiated plea agreement with the Clay County Prosecutor's Office Jan. 24.

Sorrels was charged with two separate cases.

On July 6, 2010, Sorrels was charged with D felony charges of obstruction of justice, official misconduct, theft and two class A misdemeanor charges of false informing and deception for his alleged involvement in the unauthorized release of 16 dogs from the shelter May 11, 2010.

Waiving his constitutional rights before Circuit Court Judge Joseph Trout, Sorrels agreed to plead guilty to the first three charges, while the state will drop the misdemeanor charges in the matter.

On Aug. 20, 2010, Sorrels was also charged with a class D theft charge in a separate investigation into allegations of this involvement into the misappropriation of $300 in payroll funds, missing items at the shelter and accepting payment on at least one occasion to falsify paperwork for an unidentified person serving court-ordered community service through Clay Community Corrections at the shelter.

Sorrels agreed to plead guilty to the charge.

After finding that Sorrels' voluntary guilty plea was factually based, Trout took the matter under advisement and scheduled a hearing for Feb. 28, on the matter where he will determine to accept or reject the terms of the agreement. If the agreement is accepted, Trout will hold the sentencing hearing at the same time.

Sorrels remains out on bond while awaiting further court proceedings in the two cases.

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You are a disgrace! I hope you go to prison! I take back every good thing I have said about you as you are obviously just a scam artist. How could you do that to those poor dogs that you professed to care about so much, let alone the humane shelter that you just praised on and on and how you were going to do such great things for! BS!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Thu, Feb 17, 2011, at 1:40 PM

Well, he pleaded guilty - IMAGINE THAT! After all the damage Mr Sorrel's has done to the Clay County Humane Society I would say he is getting what he deserves, BUT NOT ENOUGH! Financially he tore CCHS apart. He even filed for & collected unemployment from CCHS & the state stood behind him when we protested it! He should be made to pay that back plus all he took, but that is impossible to put a dollar figure on. PLEASE reach out & help the animals there. You can volunteer, donate goods donate money, foster an animal, but the best way is to adopt!!!!!!! We are packed with great animals who need a chance at life. As soon as one is adopted the cage is filled again. Every animal there has a story. It is always heartbreaking to watch them caged & waiting. Step up & do whatever you can to help. Spay or neuter your animals & be a responsible pet owner. To the supporters of CCHS - WE APPRECIATE IT ALL SO MUCH! Thank you.

-- Posted by Sugarbear on Thu, Feb 17, 2011, at 3:07 PM

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