The Sheriff’s Office has received several inquiries from concerned citizens regarding an ongoing animal cruelty investigation. At this time, charges are pending against a suspect. When the suspect is officially charged personal identifiers will be released through a Sheriff’s Office press release.
The animal warden is a separate county entity. Any action taken regarding the removal or relocation of any animals in an animal cruelty case is made by the animal warden and is separate from criminal activity the Sheriff’s Office investigates.