Animal waste, dead animals recovered from Covington-area home

MIAMI COUNTY — A Covington area woman entered pleas of not guilty to a growing list of charges against her surrounding alleged animal abuse and her property being condemned by the Miami County Health District.

Krista Estep, 38, is charged with animal cruelty and several other animal related charges.  She also is charged with five counts of violating orders or regulations of the Miami County Health Board, records show.

Estep’s home in the 9400 block of Klinger Road near Covington has been apart of the investigation by multiple agencies over the last two months, court records showed.

Court records show the local Humane Society, county dog warden and the health department have found large amounts of animal waste and numerous dead animals inside the house that authorities said is in filthy condition.

A neighbor petitioned the health department to have the house torn down.

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