Jennifer Lair’s residence reeked of lifeless animals and had blood and feces unfold on the partitions, in line with court docket paperwork.
BROWNSBURG, Ind — A Brownsburg woman is dealing with a number of little one neglect and animal cruelty costs after a Hendricks County Department of Child Services employee discovered her residence in “deplorable” dwelling situations.
The DCS employee contacted police, saying there was canine feces throughout Jennifer Lair’s Brownsburg residence. Lair’s 8-year-old son lives with her, however the boy’s father — Lair’s estranged husband — advised the case employee he had packed up most of his son’s belongings from his mom’s residence and deliberate for him to remain in Mooresville with the boy’s grandparents.
When the case supervisor questioned the boy at his dad’s home, he mentioned there are six canines and two cats in his mom’s residence. He mentioned Lair makes him clear up the canine poop as a result of “her again hurts.”
Due to pending costs, Lair will not be allowed to have any animals within the residence.
DCS, Hendricks and Morgan Animal Control, and Brownsburg Police checked Lair’s residence on May 16. No one was residence on the time. They discovered a cat outdoors the house that, in line with a neighbor, belonged to Lair. They additionally discovered a lifeless canine in a trash can outdoors. They requested a search warrant for the house.
Inside, they discovered the house in “disgusting situation,” in line with the most likely trigger affidavit, regardless of obvious efforts to not too long ago clear it.
On May 22, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department made contact with Lair in Brooklyn, Indiana. Deputies went to her residence and will see a canine cage in a automobile parked outdoors that had a lifeless canine inside.
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Lair recognized the automobile as hers and mentioned she needed assist from animal management or a vet for disposing of it. According to the deputy’s possible trigger report, there have been bodily fluids coming from the lifeless canine, seeping into the cage. Despite Lair’s declare that the canine had died in a single day, deputies mentioned it appeared to have been lifeless within the warmth “for a while.”
Lair later advised deputies she left the canine contained in the automotive whereas she went to Walmart on May 20 and when she returned, the canine was lifeless. Surveillance confirmed Lair’s automotive within the Brownsburg Walmart parking zone on that day with her son additionally within the automotive. In a later interview with DCS, the boy mentioned the canine had been lifeless within the automotive once they had been at Walmart.
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Lair’s estranged husband advised the DCS employee he “freaked out” when he noticed the situation of her residence. He mentioned there have been animals in every single place with feces and blood combined on the partitions and clumps of fur in varied rooms and on beds. He had been moved out of the house for about two weeks. He mentioned when he went to select up his son from the house, he “smelled of loss of life.”
He mentioned he was unaware of the lifeless canine deputies discovered, however mentioned Lair later advised him one other canine attacked it and it died. His son advised the case employee about different lifeless canines which have been in the home, and mentioned his mom doesn’t feed them.
Lair is dealing with two costs of neglect of a dependent, a degree 6 felony, and two costs of animal cruelty. A court docket date has not but been set.