- North Carolina, USA -
The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrested of 32-years-old ASHLYN ELIZABETH WHITE and her husband 33-years-old NATHAN WESLEY WHITE (both pictured).
According to the sheriff’s office, deputies initially received a call on August 22, 2023, requesting a welfare check for livestock animals on a property on Haden Grove Church Road.
The investigation determined the WHITES to be the guardians of the animals at the property and a compliance order for the animals was issued to the couple.
On January 16, 2024, deputies received another call for a welfare check on the animals and were alerted to more animals being at the same property.
The sheriff’s office said that due to “Exigent Circumstances”, two cows and two horses were surrendered.
According to the arrest warrants obtained by Voice For Us, the WHITES “unlawfully, willfully, and intentionally” deprived of necessary sustenance:
A brown horse named Witchblade.
One white mare
One Jersey Steer
One Holstein Steer
Two mixed dogs
One black mini mare
Additionally, the WHITES “unlawfully, willfully, and feloniously” failed to provide adequate food and water for at least five Silkie chickens that resulted in their death.
On February 6, 2024, the WHITES, of Lexington, were arrested and charged with felony count of animal cruelty and nine misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. The couple will be at Davidson County District Court on March 7, 2024, at 9:00 a.m.
The investigation remains ongoing.
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Mugshots shared from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.