Animal Abuse Suspects Enter Alford Pleas

Three people charged in a massive animal cruelty case in Jackson County entered Alford pleas Monday.

That means Shawn Embs, Tim Foust-Robbins, and Aimee Foust do not admit guilt, but acknowledge there's enough evidence to convict them.

They were arrested in March after police found more than a hundred dogs in filthy conditions at a home near McKee.

Some of the dogs died.

The judge gave Shawn Embs 30 days in jail, while Aimee Foust and Tim Foust-Robbins got home incarceration, followed by probation.

The three also cannot have pets for two years.


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  • by sk on Aug 12, 2008 at 12:53 PM
    what is the name of the judge who gave this ridiculous sentence?
  • by Kim Location: Berea on Aug 12, 2008 at 10:10 AM
    Just a shame that a slap on the hand is all they get.
  • by Kris Location: Richmond on Aug 12, 2008 at 05:57 AM
    Lex1976, I agree. Home incarceration? What a joke. They deserve alot more that they got. And no pets for 2 years? Should be never again. I hope someone will be checking on this to make sure she doesn't "rescue" anymore poor dogs. And I hope if their neighbors see them with any animals they call the police on them.
  • by Sierra Location: Richmond on Aug 12, 2008 at 05:24 AM
    Can't have pets for 2 years? How about never? Animal cruelty is never going to get better unless we start passing much better laws and start protecting our furry friends from these sickos. I hope these people don't have children!
  • by Lex1976 Location: Lex on Aug 11, 2008 at 10:25 PM
    Jail is too good for them. Let them live in the filthy conditions they kept their animals in.
  • by Carla Location: Pikeville on Aug 11, 2008 at 06:48 PM
    Why dont we just let them out and give them a big pat on the back...Sometimes I really wonder what has gone wrong with our justice system....These people deserve jail time and a lot of it.....Giving those two house arrest...what a joke...now they can go home and start abusing animals again....

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