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Tuscumbia man jailed after more than 30 animals, many in distress, taken from home

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Jonathan Foster

Jonathan Foster

Note: When this story originally published, the suspect was identified as Jonathan Foster. Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson said his department learned after the arrest that the suspect had provided his brother's name instead of his own, and was in fact named Jason Foster.

Jason Foster had additional warrants out for his arrest and now faces a charge of giving false name to law enforcement in addition to the animal cruelty charges and outstanding warrants.

His name has been corrected in the story below.


A Tuscumbia man is being held in the Colbert County Jail after more than 30 animals were seized from his residence.

On Friday, the Colbert County Sheriff’s Office and Colbert County Animal Control served a search warrant at 1760 Underwood Mountain Road and seized 18 dogs and two cats, according to Sheriff Frank Williamson.

This is the second time this week that animals have been taken from the property. Williamson said 15 dogs that were malnourished and in need of medical attention were rescued from there on Monday.

Jason Foster was arrested Friday and charged with animal cruelty.

Williamson said he expects more charges to be filed against Foster.

He also thanked Corey Speegle and the Colbert County Animal Shelter for their help.

Williamson said the animals were discovered during a separate nearby murder investigation. Read more about that here

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