A Leavenworth man who is charged with felony animal cruelty has waived the remainder of a preliminary hearing.

A Leavenworth man who is charged with felony animal cruelty has waived the remainder of a preliminary hearing.

Lemuel D. Hunter Jr., 58, had been scheduled to resume his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court. But Hunter's attorney, Geoffrey Sonntag, said the hearing was being waived.

District Judge Gunnar Sundby scheduled an arraignment for May 30. Hunter will be asked to enter a plea at that time.

Hunter is charged with felony animal cruelty for allegedly abusing a dog Feb. 19 in Leavenworth. He remains free on bond.

Hunter's preliminary hearing began March 28. But the hearing was halted when the defendant made an outburst.

At that time, Sundby found Hunter to be in contempt of court, and the defendant was taken into custody.

Hunter was released back on bond April 6 after he wrote an apology to the judge and made commitments regarding his future behavior.

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