New indictment in animal hoarding

Angela Powell

A new indictment was returned in Superior Court last week for Angela Felinda Powell in connection with the German Shepherd hoarding case that made national headlines in January. 

The 35-count indictment opened on Aug. 27, includes three additional counts of aggravated cruelty to animals.

Powell was indicted in July for one count aggravated cruelty to animals and 31 counts of cruelty to animals.

On July 19, Superior Court Judge Kathy Palmer ordered a dismissal of the indictment on Aug. 19, just weeks after Powell pleaded not guilty during her arraignment.

Middle Judicial Circuit’s Chief Assistant District Attorney Tripp Fitzner explained that the prior indictment was dismissed after new information was obtained in the case.

A superseding indictment was filed, Fitzner explained, because of the results of an examination by the University of Georgia Veterinarian Lab of dog bones on the property. 

“That led to additional felony counts,” Fitzner said. And while the misdemeanor animal cruelty counts stayed the same, Fitzner said, “We added specificity, such as where the animals were found on the property.” 

Powell was arrested in January after more than 160 dogs were recovered from her Donnell Road property. She was also arrested in Montgomery County where she allegedly housed hundreds of dogs as well.

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