Woman accused of leaving dogs to die in SUV arrested again | KOB 4

Woman accused of leaving dogs to die in SUV arrested again

Kai Porter
August 24, 2018 04:35 PM

UPDATE: A judge has ruled that Sarah Mauter will be held in jail until trial after violating her conditions of release. Her trial is set for December. 


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The woman accused of leaving five dogs in an SUV to die is now accused of identity theft.

Sara Mauter's latest run-in with police happened at an Albuquerque Home Depot on Monday.

An employee called police after Mauter and her husband refused to leave the property. Police say they found the couple sleeping under cardboard boxes.

According to a criminal complaint, Mauter gave the officer a different woman's name, along with some paperwork. However, police learned that the paperwork had been stolen during a car break-in.

Police also learned Mauter was listed as her husband's emergency contact on a prior booking sheet. Officers pulled up an old mug shot and were able to positively identify Mauter.

Mauter will stay in jail for now. She'll have to resolve her warrants in the two prior cases before she'll be eligible to post bond.


Kai Porter

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