Lyman Couple Charged with Animal Cruelty Back in Court

Lyman Couple Charged with Animal Cruelty Back in Court
April 15th, 2024 | Ryan Murphy

The Lyman duo who was arrested after 21 dogs were rescued from a camper filled with feces last month were back in court today in Scotts Bluff County.

45-year-old Jaydee and 40-year-old Sadonya Sims are each charged with 21 Class 1 misdemeanor charges of Abandon/ Cruelly Neglect an Animal.

In early March, the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Department responded to an RV park west of Scottsbluff after receiving a report of lots of dogs being locked in a camper without food and water.

The Panhandle Humane Society was able to take in all of the animals after the Sims were arrested. Several weeks later in court, they agreed to relinquish ownership of the dogs as their court proceedings moved forward.

During Monday’s hearing, more than two dozen witnesses and 20 exhibits were entered into the proceedings. Additionally, a May 13th pretrial hearing was set for both Jaydee and Sadonya. Both have pleaded not guilty to all 21 counts.

If convicted, each count carries a penalty that could include up to one year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.


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