A woman has turned herself after police wanted her for allegedly starving her dog to death in Johnson County.
Michael and Amanda Setser were living in a trailer home in when they were married. According to court documents, they left their dog there without food or water when they were getting a divorce.
They were both charged with cruelty to an animal. Michael has been in custody at least since Wednesday. Amanda surrendered to police Wednesday.
According to court documents, Michael and Amanda Setser split up in early January and Amanda filed for a divorce. Investigators say both moved out of the mobile home they shared, first Amanda and then Michael, leaving their dog Chuck behind with no food or water.
Court documents show Johnson County Animal Control found a dog dead inside a home at Center Grove Estates in mid-January after an anonymous caller tipped them off. According to those court records, investigators found the dog dead inside a cage with no water and what looked to be dried dog food thrown in and around it.
Investigators say Michael refused to talk to them until he contacted an attorney.
When they questioned Amanda, court documents show, she told them when she moved out in early January, Chuck was healthy. Investigators say Amanda also told them she went back once after that to get her belongings, but didn't spend time with the dog.
Court documents also show Amanda admitted her estranged husband called her numerous times telling her to come get Chuck and her cats because he wasn't going to take care of them.
Amanda told investigators she thought Michael had also moved out once she left and she didn't know who was taking care of Chuck.
A Johnson County couple is accused of starving their dog to death by leaving the animal behind when they moved out.