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Animals starved, charges filed against Johnson City man

Sue Guinn Legg • Jan 7, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Animal cruelty charges were filed Monday against a Johnson City man who allegedly starved three burros to death and neglected a horse to the point that it had to be euthanized.

James Carmichael, 714 Crowell Lane, was charged with four counts of cruelty to animals. Johnson City/Washington County Animal Control Officer Wayne Thomas said three other large animals on Carmichael’s property would be removed.

“He’s going to turn himself in tomorrow and I’m going to give him the opportunity to sign a release to allow them to be moved. ... If not, we’re going to take then anyway,” Thomas said Monday night.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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