Date: February 1, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM
On January 31, 2012 Deputy Ella Anderson arrested Brenda Kay Nordstrom for felony cruelty to animals. Nordstrom was transported to the Levy County Jail and at first appearance she received a $ 5,000 bond.
Deputy Ella Anderson responded to 609 Mashburn Drive Bronson, Fl in reference to a complaint of animal cruelty. Upon arrival Anderson noticed two dogs inside the fence and they were malnourished and emaciated. Anderson smelled an extremely foul odor that was similar to a decomposing body emitting from the residence and requested back up before entering the residence.
Upon entering the residence deputies were confronted with the most unsanitary conditions. The conditions were deplorable with three inches of animal feces on the floor, cats had mange and the animals were extremely emaciated and had other possible diseases. While clearing the house deputies could hear a noise coming from the bedroom and discovered several cats that were locked inside a bedroom. The cats were clawing at the door attempting to escape the nasty room.
Deputies cleared the interior of the residence and did not locate anyone inside the house. The conditions were so bad that CSI investigators had to dawn a biohazard suits and respirators in order to process the crime scene.
The Levy County Animal Control responded and removed five cats and two dogs from the residence. Deputies located Nordstrom at 683 Gilbert Street and she admitted to having knowledge that her animals were in the above conditions. Nordstrom admitted to owning the residence and the animals belonging to her. When questioned why she did not seek medical attention for the animals she responded that due to their conditions she knew the animals would be euthanized.
Brenda Kay Nordstrom
683 Gilbert Street
Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session