Man, Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty After Dog Found Dead

A Beaufort County man and woman are accused of letting their dog starve to death on the back porch of a home.

Laquanda Latham and Anthony Price are charged with felony cruelty to animals.

Deputies say back on December 18th they found a dead boxer mix dog tied to the back porch of a home on Big Buck Drive in Chocowinity. A necropsy done in Raleigh showed the dog died from starvation.

Latham turned herself into the Magistrate's Office on Wednesday and was released on a $1,000 secured bond. The next day Price also went to the Magistrate's Office to answer the charge and he was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.


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  • by d Location: town house on Feb 24, 2012 at 09:51 AM
    look at my cusin. what i the world i never known her to do something like this
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      by jim on Mar 1, 2012 at 09:32 AM in reply to d
      you mean cousin. do you not.speak proper.
  • by John Edwards Location: Your backyard on Feb 23, 2012 at 02:36 PM
    Everybody need to mind ya business and to some of you its no worse than what your family did in the early 1900's ok? You don't know the full story so hush.
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      by YaYa on Feb 29, 2012 at 04:01 AM in reply to John Edwards
      You have absolutely no right to tell people to hush. Full story or not, this is a horrendous crime. And hell no, I wouldn't have done that in the early 1900s or the early 2000's
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      by jim on Mar 1, 2012 at 09:14 AM in reply to John Edwards
      you mind your business animal abuse is my business snappy.
  • by trish Location: eastern NC on Feb 23, 2012 at 08:39 AM
    I think its horrible! How can you tie a dog up and let him starve?? As if you cannot hear the dog crying?! If they didnt want the dog, they should've taken it to a shelter. The dog didnt ask for this. Also, to: Be Real...you are just as ignorant as the people at fault for this! Of course its just a dog, we all realize! But dogs deserve better than this! We dont care what really happened...we care about how they were so careless as to let a dog literally die on their back porch! God forbid they have children! Haha...I'm pretty sure I know this Anthony character...that says enough for me.
  • by Vanessa Location: New York City on Feb 21, 2012 at 02:27 PM
    These 2 are trash bags, no sense of compassion, and i bet they had a pitbull, thats the type of dog, these LOSERS love to have, to feel like a bad axx, walking around their ghetto.And for those that say, " oh its just a dog" how about YOU tied down on the back porch all of your little brats,and have them starve to death, less criminals of the future eating off my taxes, less dumb WELFARIANS .
  • by Be Real on Feb 21, 2012 at 12:37 PM
    Yall dont know what really happened. Yall just need to back up and sit yall nosey behinds down somewhere. Youre disturbing the peace and it's just a dog for crying out loud.
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      by YaYa on Feb 29, 2012 at 04:04 AM in reply to Be Real
      It is not being nosy to voice an opinion regarding the humane rights for animals. I bet that poor dog was "crying out loud" while he starved. I am a professional breeder and I don't say any dog is "just a dog" they are loving animals who care for their owners. This is a horrible example of dog ownership, so stick that in your nosy behind.
  • by Kathy Location: nags head on Feb 20, 2012 at 02:37 PM
    I think this is awful neither one of them look like they are starving maybe they should be tied up a few days with no food and let them see how it feels.
  • by virginia Location: winterville on Feb 19, 2012 at 05:08 PM
    people can speak up if they are starving... they can ask for food and they are not tied to a porch... animals cant ask... and yes.. these people dont look like they were starving... could have thrown the dog some scraps.... what idiots...
  • by kate Location: greenville on Feb 19, 2012 at 05:05 PM
    praying that these two suffer the same fate as the dog... and also praying that they do not have children... Geezzzz... what is wrong with these people?.... I really hope they pay dearly for this.....
  • by wild bill Location: greenville on Feb 19, 2012 at 02:34 PM
    to obamanot i think your equally ignorant
  • by Sandra on Feb 19, 2012 at 01:14 PM
    I am sorry for the dog but we have people that are STARVING.What are you going to do about THAT
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      by jim on Mar 1, 2012 at 09:28 AM in reply to Sandra
      people can get help,if you can not feed the animals most shelters will donate food for animals,trust me i know.if it was a pit bull no wonder these dogs are angry at humans,feed them or give them to a shelter.i bet you had money for a bottle of beer.
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