JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Jones County woman charged with several counts of aggravated cruelty has pleaded guilty.
Sixty-four year-old Linda Walters was arrested in Dec. for abandoning more than 20 dogs in a home for several months without adequate food or water. She pleaded guilty in Justice Court to all charges.
Judge Howell Beech ordered Walters to pay a $500 fine and do 40 hours of community service working with animals. She also must be evaluated by Pine Belt Mental Health and she is not permitted to own any animals for one year.
Judge Beech sentenced her to 90 days in jail. The sentence will be suspended as long she completes all the requirement set forth by the judge.