UPDATE: Woman charged as an accessory in dog hanging case released from jail on PR bond

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February 07 2021 06:00 pm


Sydney Delaney, who is charged with being an accessory in connection to a disturbing animal cruelty case on Charleston’s West Side has been released from South Central Regional Jail, according to investigators.

Delaney waived her preliminary hearing on Wednesday, officers said, for her personal recognizance bond.  

Her next court date has not yet been set.



Charleston Police say that Sydney Delaney, the woman wanted in connection with the Animal Cruelty case involving John Copening, turned herself in last night and is currently at the South Central Regional Jail. 



The Charleston Police Department is searching for the girlfriend of a suspect who was accused of hanging a dog on the West Side.

Police say, Sydney Delaney, 22, of Charleston, has an active warrant for accessory in relation to the John Copening case.

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She is described as being 5’4″ and living near the 100 block of Hunt Avenue. 

Delaney drives a two door Honda Accord with temporary WV tags.

If you know of her whereabouts, you’re asked to contact CPD at (304) 348-6400. 

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