Just over two years ago Denise Withee was convicted of felony animal abuse for dumping dead and dying dogs in a Grand Island corn field.
Withee was sentenced to probation, but was in Hall County Court again Thursday facing allegations that she violated those terms.
After Denise Withee was convicted of felony animal abuse she was sentenced to five years of probation. One of the terms of her probation was that she not own, posses, or reside with any animals during that time, but authorities say they found her living with 13 dogs in her Sioux City, Iowa home during a probation check in January.
On Thursday Withee appeared in Hall County Court with her court appointed attorney for a probation revocation hearing. Withee admitted to Judge William Wright that she had violated the terms of her probation.
Judge Wright ordered Withee to remain in the Hall County Jail until her resentencing, and the state requested that Withee undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
If the court would choose to revoke Withee's probation, she would face the penalties for the charges she was convicted of -- four counts of felony animal abuse. Each count can carry up to five years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both. However, the court could choose to continue or extend her probation as well.
Withee's resentencing is set for April 26.
Withee's attorney says Withee has "serious psychiatric issues" and still isn't receiving her medications at the jail, but the judge set a separate hearing for that issue for next week.