Eastview woman arrested on animal cruelty charges

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KSP: She was performing a religious sacrifice with chickens, goat head and turtle

By Jeff D'Alessio

A woman living at an Eastview home on Sonora Hardin Springs Road was arrested Monday night and charged with animal cruelty when police found what appeared to be a “religious sacrifice” with two dead chickens, a goat head and a dead turtle at the residence.

Evilia Macias Farias, 40, was arrested by Kentucky State Police. Police went to the home on a search warrant for possible drug activity, KSP spokesman Jeff Gregory said, but no drugs were found.

Farias, who is from Mexico, was the only person at the residence when KSP performed the search, Gregory said.

In the arrest citation, the scene with the dead animals was described as “some kind of worship shrine.”

“(We’re) not surprised anymore,” Gregory said.

Farias, a convicted felon, is scheduled to begin a 20-year sentence today on drug charges from last year out of Jefferson County involving a major marijuana bust.

Police also found a .22 caliber rifle under a bed at the home, “that the suspect admitted to without being asked,” according to the citation.

Farias also is charged with a Class D felony of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. If found guilty, she faces up to five years in prison. Second-degree cruelty to animals is a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 12 months in prison, if found guilty.

Farias also was being held on an immigration detainer and faces removal from the United States.

She is lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

Jeff D’Alessio can be reached at 270-505-1757 or jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com.