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Abilene man, 30, sentenced in animal cruelty case

By Jason Goodwin, News Director, jgoodwin@ktxs.com
Published On: Aug 06 2014 09:26:43 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 14 2014 10:51:07 AM CDT
Terry Sargent

Terry Sargent, 30, of Abilene, was charged with cruelty to a non-livestock animal during August 2013 after allegedly allowing his now deceased puppy to starve, police said.

An Abilene man convicted in an animal cruelty case has been sentenced.

On Friday, 30-year-old Terry Sargent was convicted of  felony animal cruelty and sentenced to 90 days in jail, a $500 fine, 120 hours of community service, and probation.

Abilene Police say Sargent was responsible for placing a dog in a kennel with no food or water at a home on Russell Avenue.

The dog starved to death.