Jury trial set for Linhares

A jury trial for alleged dog abuser Jay Michael Linhares is slated for Nov 18. — Rich Saltzberg

On Monday morning a jury trial was scheduled for Nov. 18 for alleged dog abuser Jay Michael Linhares. Linhares appeared before Edgartown District Court Judge Benjamin Barnes on the continuing matter of animal cruelty and disorderly conduct charges. Linhares pleaded not guilty to those charges in July 2020. Linhares, according to police reports, is accused by Edgartown Police of depriving a dog named Max of food and water, kicking him in public, and tugging Max’s leash excessively.