July 16, 2012: Family accused of animal abuse indicted by grand jury
A Williamson County family accused of animal abuse last month after more than 100 pets were removed from their home has been indicted by a grand jury.
More than 100 of Jerry Hendrixson's animals, including cats, dogs, chickens and ducks were seized from his six acre property after the Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center received an anonymous tip on the pets' conditions on June 13.
On Monday, several members of the family turned themselves into the Williamson County Jail.
Representatives for the Hendrixson family said the family is very distraught over the charges.
Another family member reported to Nashville's News 2 the charges are false.
The exact charges and number of charges were not immediately known..." More
Jun 15, 2012: More than 100 animals seized in Williamson County
Williamson County Animal Control seized more than an estimated 100 animals from a residence Wednesday through a search warrant issued in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Office.
The animals seized included dogs, cats, chickens and ducks, Williamson County Animal Control officer Randall Brown said.
The case is still under investigation and no charges had been filed as of Tuesday morning.
The Animal Control office didn’t comment on the condition of the animals seized. They were taken from a rural location in southeast Williamson County after an anonymous tip, Animal Control director Doug Brightwell said..." More
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