PLEASANT PRAIRIE (WITI) — David White and Paula Moctezuma are facing felony animal cruelty charges after starving animals and a massive grave site were found on their Pleasant Prairie farm.
Police records have shown there was trouble on the farm for almost a decade. New details indicate the problems go back even further.
“They made a call, they asked her to come home. When she did, she was arrested by the Pleasant Prairie Police Department,” said Mike Pollocoff, Pleasant Prairie Village Administrator.
Pollocoff says Moctezuma was arrested in 2002. Her attorney says she was wanted under suspicion of stealing a horse trailer. Lawyers claim that Moctezuma was pinned to the ground and sustained a neck fracture as well as knee injuries.
“We never agreed to the claim that we had done her physical damage,” said Pollocoff.
The criminal case was thrown out by a federal judge, but Moctezuma sued for civil damages.