Thursday, March 23, 2017

North Carolina: Laronta Sutton charged after taking his pit bull to court and leaving him in a hot car for three hours

NORTH CAROLINA -- A dog which was beginning to overheat while locked in a car is OK now and its owner has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Detective R.M. Brown of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said the 1-year-old pit bull was left in a car for about three hours in the courthouse parking lot Tuesday.

Brown located the owner of the vehicle, who was there for court, and had him take the animal out of the vehicle.

Chief Deputy Scott Hall said in a statement Brown contacted animal control, which took possession of the dog.

Brown arrested and charged Laronta Sutton, 27, of Grifton.

He received a $500 bond and April 19 court date.

(RRSpin - March 22, 2017)