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Second person arrested in Kinston animal cruelty case

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Published: Jan. 14, 2020 at 11:59 AM EST
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A second person wanted in an animal cruelty case has turned themselves in.

Kinston police say Michael Whaley, Jr. was jailed on Sunday on a $2,500 secured bond.

Whaley and Jamie Dula were both wanted after officers say they found two pit bulls locked in a small kennel at their home on West Blount Street back on January 13th.

Police say both dogs were in various stages of neglect and malnourishment. They were rushed to veterinary care for treatment.

Dula turned herself in to police the next day. Both were charged with felony cruelty to animals.


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Police in Kinston say one person has been arrested while the search continues for another on animal cruelty.

Kinston police say they went to a home Monday morning in the 400 block of West Blount Street for a welfare check. After noticing a strong odor coming from the home, officers say they found two pit bulls inside who were locked inside a small kennel.

Police say both dogs were in various stages of neglect and malnourishment. They were rushed to veterinary care for treatment.

Warrants were obtained for the two owners Michael Whaley, Jr. and Jamie Dula for felony cruelty to animals.

Police say following up on tips they were able to arrest Dula around 4:30 p.m.

She's charged with two counts of felony animal cruelty amd was placed in the Lenoir County Jail under a $2,500 secure bond

Anyone with information on the location of Whaley should call the Kinston Police Department at 252-939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444

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