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Barr faces animal cruelty charges
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A woman has been indicted for leaving her dog in her car to die from heat stroke this past summer while she drank in an air-conditioned bar.The woman, Lynn A. Barr, 55, was indicted on charges of aggravated cruelty to animals and public intoxication by the February session of the Warren County grand jury. The animal cruelty count is a felony which carries one to two years in prison.According to police reports, Barr had been drinking at Dr. D’s on Smithville Highway for a couple of hours this past July when other patrons noticed there were two dogs inside her vehicle. It was around 6 p.m. and the temperature was well into the 80s.“They stated the windows were only cracked a couple of inches and the temperature inside the car was dangerously hot,” said McMinnville patrolwoman Rachel Nichols regarding the eyewitness accounts.Barr, who had been shooting pool and drinking, was eventually confronted by bar patrons concerning the danger she was putting the dogs in by leaving them in the hot car.“When she was confronted by some of the customers about the animals, she removed the rottweiler from the car and walked it across the street to the flea market,” Nichols revealed.