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Marion Co. woman accused of stealing dog in dispute with former tenant

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Police are searching for Rose Mary Skoda-Kempton, also known as Brooke Kempton, and a whippet she is accused of taking named Isis. (Photo: Marion Co. Sheriff's Office) Police are searching for Rose Mary Skoda-Kempton, also known as Brooke Kempton, and a whippet she is accused of taking named Isis. (Photo: Marion Co. Sheriff's Office)
Missing dog involved in landlord-tenant dispute. (Photo: Marion Co. Sheriff's Office) Missing dog involved in landlord-tenant dispute. (Photo: Marion Co. Sheriff's Office)
2008 Ford F-250 with Oregon plates 305DGR that Rose Mary Skoda-Kempton may be driving. (Photo: Marion Co. Sheriff's Office) 2008 Ford F-250 with Oregon plates 305DGR that Rose Mary Skoda-Kempton may be driving. (Photo: Marion Co. Sheriff's Office)
The home Taylor was kicked out of near Turner. The home Taylor was kicked out of near Turner.
The marks in the grass at Kevin Taylor's home, showing where he was thrown off Kempton's truck. The marks in the grass at Kevin Taylor's home, showing where he was thrown off Kempton's truck.
TURNER, OR (KPTV) -

Police are searching for a woman accused of stealing a dog over a dispute with a former tenant.

Deputies were called to the 5400 block of Sams Place Southeast near Turner on Wednesday regarding a landlord-tenant dispute that had gotten out of control.

Investigators said Rose Mary Skoda-Kempton, also known as Brooke Kempton, had kicked out her tenant this week claiming the other woman was being disrespectful.

The tenant, 30-year-old Kate Taylor, moved out the day she was asked to leave and collected her two horses that were being boarded at Kempton's mother's home near Turner, as part of their rental agreement.

Taylor told Fox 12 she was forced to short-sale both horses.

She started leasing the rental in October and said Kempton told her she could be there until this August.

"She really didn't give a reason [for the eviction]," Taylor explained. "This is literally less than a 24-hour notice to get everything out, everything moved."

Then, deputies say the situation took a sudden turn.

At 8 a.m. Tuesday, deputies said Kempton went to Taylor's father's home and claimed Taylor stole two saddles, so she was taking Taylor's dog until she got the saddles back.

"It just happened so quickly, I just thought, 'I need to get the dog, where is she going with the dog?'" Kevin Taylor, Kate's father, told Fox 12.

Investigators said the 61-year-old man attempted to stop Kempton by jumping on the running boards of her Ford truck, but Kempton accelerated, which threw him to the ground.

"She tore off down the lane and just left me laying there in the driveway screaming," he said, adding that he injured his shoulder and upper body in the process.

He was treated at the hospital and told Fox 12 he's still in pain.

"I'm just super thankful that my dad is okay through this whole situation," Kate Taylor added. "Really, at this point, I just want my dog back."

Deputies have made several attempts to contact Kempton at her home and by phone, but have not been able to track her down.

They say the claim about the stolen saddles appears to be unfounded.

Kempton is described as 5'9" and 147 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She may be driving a 2008 Ford F-250 with Oregon plates 305DGR.

The dog named Isis is a 4-year-old black whippet weighing 15 pounds. Isis has a microchip, according to police.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Marion County Sheriff's Office at 503-588-5032 and callers can remain anonymous.  

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