Family accused of animal abuse indicted by grand jury
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -
A Williamson County family accused of animal abuse last month after more than 100 pets were removed from their home has been indicted by a grand jury.
More than 100 of Jerry Hendrixson's animals, including cats, dogs, chickens and ducks were seized from his six acre property after the Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center received an anonymous tip on the pets' conditions on June 13.
On Monday, several members of the family turned themselves into the Williamson County Jail.
Representatives for the Hendrixson family said the family is very distraught over the charges.
Another family member reported to Nashville's News 2 the charges are false.
The exact charges and number of charges were not immediately known.
Since being confiscated, the animals have remained in the care of the Williamson County Animal Control.
The Hendrixson family has been unable to see their pets pending the outcome of the investigation.