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Low bond for woman charged in dog deaths

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Posted at 10:56 AM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 15:41:47-04
A Sarpy County judge set a low bond for a Bellevue woman charged in the deaths of two dogs on Friday.
 
Ashley Alberts-Roach's bond on two counts of Animal Abandonment Resulting in Death was set at $7,500. Bellevue Police were called to the 3500 block of Hancock Street on Friday after Roach called them saying she had just killed two dogs. When officers arrived at the residence, they found two dogs located inside the garage and were confirmed they were dead. The age and breed of the dogs is not known but both appeared to be adult, medium to large breed. The Nebraska Humane Society was called to assist Bellevue Police.
 
Through the investigation, BPD officers learned that the dogs belonged to 29-year-old Matthew Smith, who police say is Albert-Roach's boyfriend. Alberts-Roach told officers that she had put both dogs inside of a vehicle around 10:00 a.m. on Friday morning. At around 2:15 p.m. Alberts-Roach checked on the dogs and realized they were not moving.
 
Officials said she moved the animals to the garage in attempt to cool them with water however, her attempt was not successful.