HAGERSTOWN - A man who has been in the news over the past several years for owning two cloned cows and their offspring pleaded guilty Monday morning to two felony counts related to the death of two cows.
Gregory Charles Wiles, who was charged with five felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty in connection with 31 cows seized and impounded by the Humane Society of Washington County in December 2007, won't serve any time in jail. But as one of several conditions of his three-year probation, Wiles may not own or possess any livestock.
Wiles, 41, also pleaded guilty to 13 misdemeanor counts of failing to provide for several cows.
Washington County Circuit Judge W. Kennedy Boone III sentenced Wiles to three years for each of the two felony counts and 90 days for each of the misdemeanors, with all sentences concurrent. Boone then suspended the sentences.
Wiles is not allowed to own or take care of any livestock during the three years of his probation.