Abilene man, 30, sentenced in animal cruelty case

Terry Sargent, 30, of Abilene, was charged with cruelty to a non-livestock animal during August 2013 after allegedly allowing his now deceased puppy to starve, police said.

An Abilene man convicted in an animal cruelty case has been sentenced.

On Friday, 30-year-old Terry Sargent was convicted of felony animal cruelty and sentenced to 90 days in jail, a $500 fine, 120 hours of community service, and probation.

Abilene Police say Sargent was responsible for placing a dog in a kennel with no food or water at a home on Russell Avenue.

The dog starved to death.