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Starved dog case reaches criminal court, woman gets time to hire attorney

Johnson City Press • Jan 22, 2018 at 5:29 PM

A woman charged with letting an adopted dog starve told a judge Monday she needs time to hire an attorney.

Lindsey Alexandria Price, 29, was indicted by a Washington County grand jury earlier this month on one count of aggravated cruelty to animals and cruelty to animals.

She was charged in June after her former landlord found the rotted carcass of a dog officials believe she adopted from the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter two years ago.

Animal control officials said Price adopted a 12-week-old puppy — named Sugar at the time, but renamed Luna after the adoption — in March 2015. Animal Shelter Co-Director Tammy Davis said she is certain the dog found is the same puppy.

Price told Judge Lisa Rice she intends to hire Scott Shults, the same attorney who represented her in General Sessions court. She was scheduled to return to court April 16.

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