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Monday, Dec 11, 2006County: Marion
Case Images: 16 files available
Alleged: Sharon Aultman
Case Updates: 2 update(s) available
A Lawrence woman suspected of neglecting dogs surrendered to police on Dec 11 after a three-hour-long standoff in which she threatened to use a gun and kept officers from entering the home, authorities said.
The woman was arrested at the home, located in the 8700 block of East 46th Street, sometime between 4 and 4:30 p.m, police said. She was identified as Sharon Aultman, 52.
Police and animal control officers had gone to the home at about 1 p.m. to serve a search warrant and confiscate the dogs, but Aultman refused to answer the door, authorities said. The woman eventually threatened to use a gun if the officers didn't back off, authorities told 6News' Tanya Spencer.
Police said they tried negotiating with Aultman before calling a SWAT team at about 3 p.m.
At one point, Aultman stepped through a second-story window and went onto her porch's roof and talked to police, 6News video showed. At other times, she stood in her doorway while holding the weapon, according to police.
Authorities said the dogs, many of which were caged outside the home, were neglected, malnourished and living in deplorable conditions.
After Aultman surrendered, animal control officers confiscated 19 dogs, many of which were Great Danes, authorities said.
Authorities said the dogs were neglected, malnourished and living in deplorable conditions. Many were caged outside the home, police said.
Police said Aultman had been breeding dogs for years and had repeatedly refused to comply with orders to get rid of some of them and clean up her home.
|The Judge in the case is the Honorable Barbara Collins, located in Room E 643 in the City County Building (West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN) East Wing, 6th Floor. There is a hearing at 1:00 o'clock p.m. on January 11 on a bond motion filed by the Prosecuting Attorney, Kathryn Janeway who is requesting that Aultman pay $5.00 per dog/per day for 30 days in advance or sign the animals over.|
|Update posted on Jan 11, 2007 - 2:14AM|
|Police arrested Aultman on preliminary charges of criminal recklessness and resisting law enforcement. She could also face charges for the animal living conditions officers found at her home.|
|Source: WTHR - Dec 11, 2006|
Update posted on Dec 12, 2006 - 12:49PM
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