Two in Smith County wanted for animal cruelty

SMITH COUNTY - An animal cruelty case is under investigation at the Smith County Sheriff's Office after suspects have been identified. 

Vanessa Mederos, 23, and Roderick Johnson, 23 , are both wanted by the Smith County Sheriff's Office in relation to their investigation.

The suspects are accused of chaining up three dogs without food or water.

Authorities say that one of the chained dogs died before the animals were discovered.

Johnson has multiple warrants out for his arrest and Mederos also has a warrant issued for her arrest.

If you or anyone you know has any information regarding the whereabouts of both suspects involved, please contact Detective Josh Hill with the Smith County Sheriff's Office at 903-590-2600 or 903-566-6600. 

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