2 face animal abuse charges involving dead guinea pigs outside Las Vegas

Couple accused of ‘torturing, overdriving, injuring or abandoning’ 11 animals, documents say

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two people face charges involving nearly a dozen deceased animals outside Las Vegas, the 8 News Now Investigators have learned.

Carolyn Luke, 72; and Timothy Miller, 79, each face 11 counts of animal abuse involving deceased guinea pigs, according to documents the 8 News Now Investigators obtained.

The charges allege Luke and Miller of “knowing and willingly” placing 11 “animals in poor condition” in Boulder City, resulting in the guinea pigs’ deaths. The exact details of what led Boulder City police to Luke and Miller or the place of their arrests were not immediately available. Officers booked both into the Henderson Detention Center.

Officials in Henderson declined to release the couple’s booking photos, citing Boulder City’s investigation.

Las Vegas Metro police were investigating an animal complaint at a property in the west valley, which may involve Luke and Miller, sources said. A Metro spokesperson declined to comment on that investigation.

Records show police were called to an animal complaint on Sahara Avenue near Fort Apache Road around 7:30 p.m. Friday. No criminal charges were filed in that case as of Tuesday.

You can contact 8 News Now Investigator David Charns by email dcharns@8newsnow.com.

A file photo of a guinea pig is shown as reference.

Original News Source Link – KLAS

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