Julian Bennett Pompey, 35, of the 3000 block of Rube Spangler Road, Lawndale, pleaded guilty to a 2016 charge of "maliciously depriving of necessary sustenance" to a pit bull in his care, according to Cleveland County Court documents.
He was sentenced to between 14 and 26 months in Cleveland County Jail.
A charge declaring Pompey a habitual felon was dropped as part of the plea agreement.
In court, he stated he was not guilty of killing the animal but it was in his best interest to accept the plea.
Pompey's prior convictions include:
2 counts of driving while license revoked not impaired
4 counts of driving while license revoked
1 count of assault with a deadly weapon causing serious injury
2 counts of felony possession of cocaine
1 count of breaking and entering
1 count of driving after consuming alcohol under the age of 19
1 count of possession of drug paraphernalia
ORIGINAL ARREST INFO
Suspect: Julian Bennett Pompey
Age: 35 YEARS OLD
Race / Sex: BLACK / MALE
Date of Birth: 3/21/1981
County of Arrest: Cleveland County, North Carolina
Booking Date: 05/13/2016
Next Court Date: 5/16/2016
Total Bond Amount:$25,000.00
#1 KILL ANIMAL BY STARVATION - BOND: $25,000
#2 ANIMAL CRUELTY (M)
#3 ANIMAL CRUELTY (M)
(Shelby Star - March 7, 2017)