NEW CHARGES FILED IN SWEDEBORG ANIMAL ABUSE CASES
Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman announces that new charges have been filed in the animal abuse case that occurred in March 2017. These new charges arose after further investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriffís Department and identification of further animals involved. The charges are as follows:
1. Deborah Peters, DOB 5/1958 of Swedeborg. Ms. Peters now faces 30 counts of the Class E felony of Animal Abuse as a prior offender. It was discovered that Ms. Peters previously pled guilty to Animal Abuse for a similar incident in Morgan County and was still on probation for those charges. The Pulaski County Prosecutorís Office has coordinated with the Morgan County Prosecutorís Office, who has filed a motion to revoke her probation as a result of this new conduct.
2. Michele Peters, DOB 7/1996 of Swedeborg. Ms. Peters now faces 30 counts of the Class A misdemeanor of Animal Abuse.
3. Anthony Sisto, DOB 6/1993 of Swedeborg. Mr. Sisto now faces 30 counts of the Class A misdemeanor of Animal Abuse.
All three defendants have court dates now pending in Pulaski County Circuit Court.
The Prosecutorís Office reminds everyone that these charges are merely an accusation and these individuals remain innocent until proven guilty.
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.