Woman Convicted of Animal Cruelty. Pets Starved to Death After She Left Them Behind.
Houston
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Officer Down: Family asking for ‘supernatural prayer’ for beaten officer in coma
ߦ   An accident near Robstown has left six people dead.
ߦ   Annual Beach Patrol BBQ and Tourism Pays Event
ߦ   Body of second swimmer missing near Surfside Beach found
ߦ   CDC investigates mystery deaths of Texas veteran, wife during trip to Fiji
ߦ   Florida man reportedly lures police to apartment to shoot them
ߦ   Florida resource officer who didn't enter school during shooting massacre is arrested
ߦ   Former Broward County Sheriff Deputy Scot Peterson arrested
ߦ   Friendswood Police investigating shooting scene
ߦ   Graffiti Vandals at Grapevine High (Video)
ߦ   Guatemalan National Guilty of Transporting Illegal Aliens
ߦ   Identity Document Trafficker Pleaded Guilty for Conspiring to Sell Identity Documents to Illegal AliensIdentity Document Trafficker Pleaded Guilty for Conspiring to Sell Identity Documents to Illegal Aliens
ߦ   Justice Department Announces Addition of 10 Cities and Counties as Part of the National Public Safety Partnership to Combat Violent Crime
ߦ   Mexican National Enters Plea to Assaulting a Federal Officer
ߦ   Mexican National Guilty of Transporting Illegal Aliens
ߦ   Officers disinvited from PRIDE events if wearing uniform
ߦ   Rival gang members risk their lives to get baptized together in Texas maximum-security prison
ߦ   The Case of the Friendly Neighborhood Spy
ߦ   Wife of shot cop: why are we punishing officers for surviving their wounds?
ߦ   45 people were shot over the weekend in Chicago after police announced a decrease in shootings Saturday
ߦ   Coast Guard prepares for 2019 hurricane season
ߦ   Constables Arrest Wanted Felon and Girlfriend
ߦ   Critical Police Incident 5700 6th Ave
ߦ   Doctor, Office Manager Jailed For Drug, Health Care Fraud And Aggravated Identity
ߦ   DPS Honors Lifesaving Efforts, Awards Purple Heart and Medal of Valor
ߦ   DPS Urges Texans to Prepare Their Families, Properties As Hurricane Season Begins
ߦ   IN MEMORIAM: William Keith (Bill) MacDonald - Galveston County Sheriff's Office
ߦ   League City Teen Police Academy Now Enrolling
ߦ   Man Jailed For Assaulting Deputy
ߦ   Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Sexually Exploiting a Minor He Met While Playing “Clash Of Clans”

 
Search Archives:
When Jamica Roshawn Chambliss moved out of her Fondren Road apartment in 2016, she apparently wanted to travel light. Or she was very forgetful. Or maybe she meant to return but couldn't because she was being held captive somewhere?

In any case, the 42-year-old woman left behind two dogs, a cat and a turtle — all of whom starved to death, one assumes very slowly.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Thursday that Chambliss was convicted by a jury of animal cruelty in the case handled by prosecutor Jessica Milligan, chief of the Animal Cruelty Unit at the DA's Office. For that she was sentenced by a judge to 18 months of probation as well as 60 hours of community service and pay a $500 fine. Chambliss, whose probation includes 15 days in jail, also has to complete a pet ownership class (Really? This woman should be trusted with another pet?)

The animals were discovered when a Houston police officer working security checked on the apartment because of a bad smell coming from that unit.

"The dogs were locked in individual cages."

According to the DA's office: "Once inside the apartment at 10555 Fondren Road, the officer found the deceased animals, as well as fish living in a tank with a few inches of water. The dogs were locked in individual cages."

Chambliss later told authorities that she had left town and wasn’t returning. Animal enforcement officers from Houston's BARC aided in the investigation.

“This is a painful reminder for pet owners that they can’t just leave their animals behind and hope someone else will care for them,” said Milligan,“These animals suffered horrible deaths, and while we can’t bring them back, we are grateful the jury held this defendant accountable.”
Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
© 1999-2019 The Police News. All rights reserved.