Woman Arrested in Carmichael Dog Torture Case

Woman Arrested in Carmichael Dog Torture Case

A 23 year old woman was recently arrested in connection to two separate incidents that occurred in late December involving the theft and torture of dogs in the Carmichael area, according to an official press release issued by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

Kayla Lynn Wright booking photo

Kayla Lynn Wright booking photo

Kayla Lynn Wright, 23, was reportedly arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Jail on Wednesday, January 7, for charges relating to the grand theft of an animal and felony animal torture.

According to Sac Sheriff, in the early morning hours of Friday, December 26, a resident of Cardinal Court in Carmichael reported finding a deceased dog in the garbage receptacle, with what appeared to be a cord tied around its neck. Then at 7 pm that same evening, a resident in the same area reported his two small dogs had gone missing from his front yard. One of the dogs reportedly returned to its owner and had a cord tied around its neck and tape on its mouth. The second dog was later found unharmed.

Sheriff’s detectives were able to locate surveillance video in the neighborhood that corroborated the theft of two small dogs and identified a female in the footage, who was later identified as Wright. Further investigation reportedly established Wright to also be responsible for the deceased dog found in the garbage receptacle. She is currently listed as a transient of the Sacramento area.

Wright has been arrested several times in the past year for drug related offenses. On September 17, while living at a home in Citrus Heights near the Crosswoods Park, she was charged with theft, possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia, driving without a license, and failure to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge. She was arrested in June for drug possession as well, and for the same charge in April while living in North Highlands, near Highlands High School. According to her Facebook page, she began studying real estate at American River College in 2013, and she has one child. Since this story first came out, people have found her page and have posted several comments on her photos and timeline reacting to the crime she is accused of.

Sac Sheriff asks anyone with further information regarding this case to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 916-874-5115.

Woman Arrested in Carmichael Dog Torture Case was last modified: January 8th, 2015 by admin
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Corrie Pelc

Corrie Pelc brings over 16 years of journalism experience to United Reporting. She currently writes for a number of Sacramento-area publications, including Sacramento News & Review, East Sacramento News, Arden Carmichael News, Inside the City and Style Magazine.


  1. scott
    scott 8 January, 2015, 19:02

    drugs make them do stupid things, her penalty should be shoveling horse s*** at haggin oaks,scott n

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  2. Eric
    Eric 9 January, 2015, 20:53

    She comes from crime, Google woman “companion” of sex and drug addict Michael Lyon (former Real Estate Mogul.)
    Apples don’t fall far from tree.
    Mom should have her priorities straight!

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  3. Ashlie banks
    Ashlie banks 27 January, 2015, 20:21

    Kayla is a prostitute just like her mom. https://www.nightshift.co/listings/summerangel-sac-ca-white-21-24

    She has a baby with her stepdad and her mom has 5 kids by him too. All of her teeth are rotten and black just like her heart. She’s a thief and compulsive liar. Hopefully they lock her up forever.

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