Suspects in Previous Animal Neglect Cases, Facing New Charges After Raid

On March 28th, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the US Marshalls Office and Josephine County Animal Control, executed a search warrant in the 200 Block of South Caves Avenue in Cave Junction, Oregon.

The search warrant was obtained to recover a stolen John Deere tractor located on the property.

The occupants of the residence, Joseph Larue and Danielle Brown, were contacted and detained without incident. While executing the search warrant, Deputies located the tractor and also discovered 10 dogs in a garage, some of which were in cages. The living conditions for the dogs did not appear to meet the requirements of “providing minimum care” and a second search warrant was applied for and granted to seize the dogs. Josephine County Animal Control transported the dogs to the animal shelter.

Joseph Larue and Danielle Brown are the suspects of a previous animal neglect case from September 2022 involving a local business they co-owned called Pawsitive K-9 Solutions Learn and Board, LLC. Joseph was arrested for his involvement and has been out on bail with stipulations he does not possess or have contact with animals. Danielle was able to avoid contact with law enforcement and a nationwide extradition warrant was issued for her arrest.

ARRESTED: Joseph Larue, 37-year-old male

CHARGES: Unlawful Use of a Vehicle, Animal Neglect in the Second Degree 2 Counts (Pending with DA), Hindering Prosecution, Contempt of Court

ARRESTED: Danielle Ruth Marie Brown, 36-year-old female

CHARGES: Secret Indictment Warrant containing the following charges: Animal Neglect in the Second Degree- 28 Counts, Animal Abandonment in the Second Degree- 28 Counts, Theft in the First Degree- 5 Counts, Aggravated Theft in the First Degree, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, Unlawful Manufacture of Marijuana Item, Unlawful Possession of Cannabinoid Extract, Unlawful Appropriation of Ground Water

ARRESTED: Jason M. Larue, 38-year-old male

CHARGES: Interfering with a Peace Officer

All three subjects were transported and lodged at the Josephine County Jail on the above listed charges. This case has been referred to the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office.

No additional information was immediately available from officials.

A criminal complaint is only an accusation of a crime, and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Source: JoCo SO

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