An Adams County grand jury has indicted a Quincy woman on animal cruelty charges.

24 year old Brittany Tears is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals and misdemeanor cruel treatment.

Sometime between May 19th and August 2nd, Tears is alleged to have kept a dog in a locked kennel in her home in the 1300 block of North Ninth without adequate water and food, leading to the dog’s death.

A preliminary hearing in the case scheduled for Tuesday was continued to October 9th for arraignment.

Tears is free on bond.