Jury finds Mountain Home woman guilty of animal cruelty
Sabrina Carmack, 57, of Mountain Home, was convicted by a jury Thursday on ten misdemeanor counts of committing cruelty to animals, according to Canyon County Prosecutor Bryan Taylor.
The counts arose out of an animal cruelty investigation conducted by the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Division involving two ponies, two horses, six goats and five dogs.
Carmack was previously charged with animal cruelty in Ada County in 2007, but that case was later dismissed.
Although the ten counts are Carmack’s first convictions for committing cruelty to animals, Carmack has prior convictions for failure to purchase dog licenses, having dogs running at large, and violating a kennel license, according to Canyon County spokesman Joe Decker.
She faces up to six months in jail and/or a fine of no more than $5,000 on each count.
Carmack is scheduled to be sentenced April 8 at 11:00 a.m.