Sunday, January 28, 2018

North Carolina: Fugitive Robert Fore caught in Florida; being extradited to face felony animal cruelty charges

NORTH CAROLINA -- A Fletcher man suspected in a local animal cruelty case was arrested in Florida, but his wife remains at large.

Robert Brian Fore (Bob Fore, Tommy Fore), 61, of Fletcher, was served with animal cruelty warrants after he was taken into custody in Florida on Dec. 30 and extradited back to Henderson County.

Fore was served with warrants for two felony counts of killing an animal by starvation, four felony counts of cruelty to animals and two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals that stemmed from offenses occurring in early March of 2017.



He is in the Henderson County Jail with a $15,000 secured bond with his next court date scheduled for Jan. 23.

Sandy Fore surrendered 40 dogs and cats March 4 after Henderson County authorities investigated the discovery of dogs and cats that were living in what they described as “absolutely horrific” conditions.

A caller alerted authorities about the animals' welfare, and told authorities a family had moved and abandoned the animals to die.

According to warrants, the Fores mistreated 32 animals.

The animals were discovered in two campers, an outbuilding and a home on the property on Maxwell Drive in Fletcher, spokesman Major Frank Stout said. Some were “running loose” and others were in cages.

A number of the animals were living in "incredibly appalling conditions," according to officials. “It was absolutely horrific the conditions that those animals were living in,” Stout said.

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Robert Fore, and his wife Sandy Jean Fore, fled the area, after surrendering 40 dogs and cats on March 4, 2017. Sandy Jean Fore still has outstanding warrants for multiple charges of killing an animal by starvation and cruelty to animals.

She may be using the alias of Jeannie Fore or Jeannie Hughes.

No word on whether she still has their nine-year-old grandson with her.

Should anyone have information concerning Sandy Fore’s whereabouts, please contact the Henderson County Sheriff's Office at 828-697-4911.


(Citizen-Times - January 4, 2018)


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