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Yuba County woman accused of punching Chihuahua

A Yuba County woman has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly punching a Chihuahua about five times in the face.

Tanya Sears was charged Tuesday with one felony count of animal cruelty in Yuba County Superior Court. The District Attorney’s Office also alleges Sears has a prior prison felony, which could increase any sentence imposed.

A sheriff’s deputy said Sears punched the dog with her fist, inflicting unjustifiable pain on Aug. 30.

A warrant has been issued for her arrest.

Sears has a lengthy criminal history in Yuba County since 2003, mostly consisting of misdemeanor convictions for vandalism, burglary, assault, driving without a license and petty theft. In 2011, she was convicted of felony burglary. Most recently, she was convicted this year of possession of drug paraphernalia and charged with petty theft earlier this month.

— The Marysville Appeal-Democrat

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