Three Pitt County men are accused of beating and then choking to death a puppy on Tuesday.
Deputies have charged Demetrius Crumble, Evan Harrington and Kendrick Fitchett with felony cruelty to animals.
Deputies say just before 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, a neighbor on Carolyn Street saw three people beat and then choke the dog to death with a telephone cord. Investigators says the three then drug the pit-terrier mix into a ditch and left it there where deputies found the dog dead.
The three men are also charged with improper disposal of an animal. Crumble is under a $60,000 bond, while Harrington and Fitchett have $35,000 bonds.
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