Woman arrested, accused of abandoning dog at Screven Co. dump

Crime & Safety

SCREVEN COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) – A Sylvania woman faces animal cruelty charges after allegedly dumping a dog at a trash collection site.

The Screven County Sheriff’s Office released a video of the July 5 incident that shows a person pull up to the trash site, set a dog and a cage on the ground, and drive away.

The dog was later rescued and is being taken care of.

On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said Jacquelyn Symone Roberts, 30, was identified as the person responsible. She was arrested on two charges — cruelty to animals and abandoning a domesticated animal — and released on bond pending further court proceedings.

“We greatly appreciate the participation of the community and for everyone who contacted us with helpful information on this case,” Screven County Sheriff Mike Kile stated.

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