NC man faces felony animal cruelty charge after dog shot and killed

YADKINVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A western North Carolina man is facing a felony charge after deputies say he shot and killed a dog last month.

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The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the incident happened on Oct. 22 at a home along Chinquapin Road in Yadkinville.

Deputies were dispatched to the scene for an animal complaint.

“After conducting an investigation and locating evidence, it was determined that a dog was shot and killed,” Yadkin County deputies said in a statement.

Julius Richard Potts, 59, of Yadkinville was charged with felony cruelty to animals.

Potts was taken into custody and held under a $5,000 secured bond.

His first court appearance will be on Wednesday.

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