NC man on felony charge for beating puppy with shovel – Police

by Bamidele Ogunberu Posted on January 18th, 2019

Asheboro, North Carolina: Authorities in North Carolina have arrested a man Donald Duran Baker who they say beat a puppy to death with a shovel.

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that a citizen called to say they witnessed the incident on Jan. 9.

After an investigation, deputies arrested 49-year-old Donald Duran Baker of Asheboro and charged him with felony cruelty to animals. There was no word on why the puppy was beaten to death.

Baker was given a $25,000 secured bond and was scheduled to appear in court Thursday. Online records didn’t say whether Baker is represented by an attorney.

Randolph County Sheriff’s Office

“On January 14, 2019, a concerned citizen reported to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office that he had witnessed a puppy being beaten to death with a shovel on January 9th. The incident was investigated and Donald Duran Baker, 49, of Asheboro, was arrested and charged with Cruelty to an Animal and given a $25,000 secured bond. His first appearance will be January 17, 2019, in Randolph County District Court, Asheboro. Person(s) Charged:Donald Duran Baker Age: 49; 746 Sherwood Ave. Asheboro, NC;Charges:•Felony Cruelty to Animal Bond: $25,000”

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