Utah County sheriff's deputies are seeking charges against owners of several dogs involved in attacks on a herd of sheep that left 18 of the animals dead and a half-dozen more injured.
Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon said Monday that the district attorney would screen the charges, which ranged from allowing dogs to run at large, allowing attacks by dogs and maintaining a public nuisance. Those charges are misdemeanors, punishable by up to six months in jail and-or up to a $1,000 fines.
The owners two West Mountain residents also will be asked to make restitution for damages of up to $20,000, according to Deana Jepperson, whose Santaquin family owns the herd attacked by the pack the weekend of Nov. 10-11.