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Sheriff’s Office Charges Two Dog Owners with Felony Animal Cruelty

Sheriff’s Office Charges Two Dog Owners with Felony Animal Cruelty

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office has charged two individuals with nine counts of felony cruelty to animals after Animal Services allegedly found malnourished and dead dogs on their property. According to a press release by the Sheriff's Office, On July 12th, 2023, the Sheriff’s Office responded to assist Randolph County Animal Services who had responded to a call about an aggressive dog on Searcy Rd. Ext, in Seagrove. Animal Control Officer had located abandoned and malnourished dogs outside of the home; two of which were deceased. The caller had also reported there were multiple dogs inside the residence that no one was taking care of. Officials were able to contact the homeowner who allowed officers to enter the home where they found several puppies and th...
Seagrove Man Charged with Cruelty to Animals

Seagrove Man Charged with Cruelty to Animals

Crime
SEAGROVE N.C. - A Seagrove man is facing multiple charges related to cruelty to animal following a joint investigation by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded and Randolph County Animal Services. On June 5th, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded with Randolph County Animal Services to Little Beane Store Road in Seagrove, to a reported animal cruelty incident.  The Sheriff's Office sent out Crime Scene Investigation and Criminal Investigations to collect evidence for Randolph County Animal Services. According to a press release, the investigation led to Randolph County Animal Services seizing the dogs on the property and identified Keontai Javon McKenzie as a suspect.  McKenzie was charged with felony kill animal by starvation. Under North Carolina La...
New “Tales for Tails” Program Combines Reading and Animals to Help Reading Skills

New “Tales for Tails” Program Combines Reading and Animals to Help Reading Skills

Government
Photo provided by Juvenile Day Reporting Center ASHEBORO N.C. - More than half of Randolph County students are reading below their grade level and the Juvenile Day Reporting Center’s new "Tales for Tails" program aims to combat this problem by combining reading and animals.  According to the Randolph County School’s annual report card: 54% of students in North Carolina are not proficient in reading. 60% of Randolph County students are not proficient and are below the grade level.  49% of students in Randolph County perform below average in English.   “Reading proficiency is highly correlated with future success and high school graduation,” says Pamela Resch, Director of the Juvenile Day Reporting Center. “Reading helps children learn to make sense of the...
Denton Woman Facing Felony Animal Cruelty Charges After 55 Animals Seized

Denton Woman Facing Felony Animal Cruelty Charges After 55 Animals Seized

Crime
mexitographer via Adobe Stock ASHEBORO N.C. - What started with an attempt to serve a criminal summons on a homeowner for letting livestock run loose, ended with 55 animals seized and a Denton woman being charged with 10 counts of felony animal cruelty charges. In a press release the Randolph County Sheriff's Office says that on June 14th, 2022 a Sargent with the department's patrol division went to a home on Sandalwood Dr. in Denton to serve a criminal summons for livestock running at large on Melina Kay Robinson. The Sheriff's Office says that they we not able to locate Robinson that day, but while they were there the Sargent noticed signs of animal neglect, which he reported to Randolph County Animal Services. Animal Services says the sent out employees that same day to try...