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Dog left in car OK; owner charged

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A dog which was beginning to overheat while locked in a car is OK now and its owner has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Laronta Sutton

Detective R.M. Brown of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said the 1-year-old pit bull was left in a car for about three hours in the courthouse parking lot Tuesday.
Brown located the owner of the vehicle, who was there for court, and had him take the animal out of the vehicle.
Chief Deputy Scott Hall said in a statement Brown contacted animal control, which took possession of the dog.
Brown arrested and charged Laronta Sutton, 27, of Grifton.
He received a $500 bond and April 19 court date.

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