Vanceboro man charged after allegedly starving puppies to death

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Craven Co., NC Sheriff’s Office

VANCEBORO, NC (WNCT) – A Vanceboro man has been arrested on multiple charges after he allegedly let four puppies starve to death at his home.

In a press release sent Friday, the Craven County Sheriff’s Office said deputies in its Animal Protective Services Division investigated a complaint by someone who said they found four newborn, Pit Bull puppies dead outside a home on Highway 118 in Vanceboro.

Deputies went to the home and questioned a resident, Maurice Antonio Tucker, age 38.

Investigators determined the puppies died of starvation.

Tucker was arrested and charged with four felony counts of Killing an Animal by Starvation.

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