MEMPHIS, TN (ABC24.COM) - Charges were reduced against a former Memphis Animal Shelter worker accused of losing a dog in her care.
Demetria Hogan was in a Shelby County Court Monday, November 21, 2011 for a preliminary hearing.
Hogan faced three charges of animal cruelty. A judge said there wasn't enough probable cause to move forward with one charge. Hogan also faced a charge for a dog that died from heat stroke in her work truck in July, 2011. That incident happened when she reportedly was hiding from police. That charge was dismissed.
The one charge that stuck, involves one of the most infamous incidents surrounding the shelter. A dog named Kapone, the one Hogan picked up but, he never made it to the shelter, and hasn't been found since.
Despite the preliminary hearing, the prosecution will present all three charges to the grand jury. They will decide what charges she will face in court.
Hogan's maximum sentence per charge is a $2,500 fine and 11 months 29 days in jail.