Court Date Delayed for Animal Cruelty Trial

Posted: Updated:

A man and his wife are due back in court after an unusual raid at their home in Nelson County. 

Tracy and Joyce Davis both face 28 counts of animal cruelty after Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control agents raided their home and seized animals in November.  Deputies seized a number of malnourished hunting dogs, chickens and horses, along with an illegal distillery and guns from the couple's home.

Their court date has been postponed to March 19 because attorneys feel an entire day should be dedicated to the case.

Tracy Davis also faces charges of selling and transporting unlawful alcohol and possessing various firearms.