Lisa Lynn Meeks and Donald Meeks
A Crawford County couple is charged with poisoning another family's dogs.
A news release from the Crawford County sheriff says 47-year-old Lisa Lynn Meeks and 48-year-old Donald F. Meeks of Knoxville are each charged with four counts of aggravated cruelty to animals.
Last month, Gina Archibald and Stephanie Wammock reported that five of their nine dogs had died.
They reported that the dogs had eaten raw chicken, hot dogs and dog food left on their property.
Deputies told them they believed that the poison may have been put there by hunters who may have wanted the nine dogs gone.
The sheriff's department reports the Meeks were arrested Thursday and they posted $5,000 bond each before a magistrate judge.
The news release does not describe the Meeks' alleged motive, and Sheriff Lewis Walker could not be reached for comment.
The couple live about six miles from Archibald and Wammock's Bentley Road home.