PLATTSMOUTH - David Phillips, 58, of Weeping Water was sentenced to 18 months probation for attempted animal cruelty.

Phillips was charged after a Ralston veterinarian reported an underweight dog named Akita. The vet told the Cass County Sheriff’s Office the dog was brought in with open sores on his face, matted hair and maggots embedded in his fur and under his skin.

Phillips was also sentenced with 80 hours of community service.