(Tabor) Two people face animal abuse charges in Fremont County.
According to the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, 65-year-old Orrie Covert Junior and 30-year-old Amber Sharp, both of Tabor face four counts of animal abuse for shooting four dogs.
The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 2300 block of 113th Street on May 12th for a report of several dogs that had been reportedly chasing livestock. When they arrived it was determined that the dogs were not chasing any livestock.
Authorities began a lengthy investigation that led them to believe the dogs were shot execution style with single gunshot wounds and that Covert Junior and Sharp were responsible for the shootings.
Tuesday, authorities searched the residence and seized a number of illegal wild game which led to the arrest of Orrie Covert Junior and Amber Sharp. Covert is being held in the Fremont County Jail on $8,000 bond. Sharp is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $8,000 bond. Numerous charges are still pending from the search warrant and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sidney Police Department, Tabor Police and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
May 22, 2013