That news comes from the Johnson County Clerk of Court’s Office.
CHARGED WITH 9 FELONY COUNTS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY AND 6 MISDEMEANOR COUNTS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY
Caroline Jessie Miller, who once lived in West Jefferson and ran a local dog grooming business, was charged on Nov. 15, 2015 with nine counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and six counts of cruelty to animals after Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies said they found starving dogs, along with dead animals and their remains in a Mountain City home.
|Her attorney can clean her up for court all |
he wants. She has no soul.
NO JAIL TIME. FOUR YEARS OF UNSUPERVISED PROBATION AND AFTERWARDS ALL THE POLICE REPORTS WILL BE DELETED AND ALL THE CHARGES ERASED FROM HER CRIMINAL RECORD - AS THOUGH HER CRIMES HAD NEVER HAPPENED.
AS THOUGH THESE ANIMALS HADN'T SUFFERED EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY SINGLE DAY UNTIL SLOWLY DYING, ONE BY ONE.
SHAME ON JOHNSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE.
According to a Session Court Affidavit filed on Nov. 15, 2015, by JCSD Deputy Patrick McGuinn, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a call on Fall Branch Road in Mountain City after a neighbor had reported “smelling something dead and thought it might be coming from his neighbor’s house.”
Upon investigating, deputies said they found numerous living dogs tied to, or inside of, the house in addition to dead animals inside and outside the home, including cats and a rabbit, according to the affidavit.
An Affidavit revealed deputies found at least six dead animals, including cats and a rabbit, at the home. Officials also found several skulls. Six dogs were found alive, but in poor health, living among trash and animal feces.
Tommy Lipford, of Friends of Johnson County Dogs Rescue, was among the first people called to the scene.
“It was just a house of horrors,” Lipford said in 2015. “By far the worst place I’d ever been inside.”
|Tommy adopted this Husky, one of the dogs |
Caroline Miller abandoned to slowly die
(WJHL - Jan 30, 2017)
Tennessee: Caroline Miller charged with 15 counts of abuse after abandoned, starved, dead dogs found