INGHAM COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS) — Three people have been charged for shooting two dogs in South Lansing, officials said.

On Aug. 4, Ingham County Animal Control (ICAC) said it was sent out to the Boys and Girls Club on the 4300 block of Pleasant Grove Road in Lansing.

When officers arrived, they found two pit bulls dead with apparent gunshot wounds.

Katheryn Joblonski was one of the animal control officers that responded to the late night call.

“When a call like this comes in the first thing that goes through my mind is try to get justice,” she said.

After an investigation, and a helpful anonymous tip, ICAC and several other law enforcement agencies were able to find three suspects involved in the crime.

According to ICAC, a warrant was issued for the three suspects on Nov. 5 and on Nov. 9 all three were arraigned on the following charges:

Tommy Allen Thayer

  • Conspiracy to commit the killing of an animal – Second degree (MCL 750.157A One count)
  • Killing of an animal – Second degree (MCL 750.50B4 – Two counts)
  • Carrying concealed weapon (MCL 750.239 – One count)
  • Felon in possession of a firearm – (MCL 750.224F – One count)

Tomi Alaya Thayer

  • Conspiracy to commit the killing of an animal – Second degree (MCL 750.157A One count)
  • Aiding and abetting the killing of an animal – Second degree (MCL 750.50B4 – Two counts)
  • Carrying concealed weapon (MCL 750.239 – One count)
  • Larceny of a firearm – (MCL 750.227 – One count)

Karen Christine Curtis

  • Conspiracy to commit the killing of an animal – Second degree (MCL 750.157A One count)

According to ICAC, Tommy Allen Thayer is currently being held in the Ingham County Jail on a $50,000 bond, while Karen Christine Curtis and Tomi Alaya Thayer have been released on their own recognizance.

Lansing police have not confirmed the motive for the alleged shooting.

“Ingham County Animal Control thanks the community and their area law enforcement partners for all of their support in helping our officers bring this investigation to a successful conclusion,” ICAC said.