Save Money in this Sunday's paper

comments

Charge: Man used van to drag donkey

A Lincoln County man faces misdemeanor animal cruelty charges after he allegedly used his van to drag a donkey down a road Thursday evening in the northwest part of the county.

The animal was left with scrapes and cuts on its legs and rear, according to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Sgt. Terry Posey. The sergeant said he found scrape marks on a paved road, indicating that the donkey was dragged more than 3/10ths of a mile.

Richard Ricky Hudson, 68, was arrested and charged with conveying animals in a cruel manner. He was released on $4,000 bond.

Neighbors reported a man driving a van and dragging a donkey behind the vehicle. Witnesses said the donkey was tied with a rope to the trailer hitch on the rear of the van, deputies said.

Posey found Hudson walking the animal on Plateau Road.

A witness cared for the animal while Hudson was questioned, deputies said. The donkey was turned over to Lincoln County Animal Services.

Steve Lyttle: 704-358-6107.
Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more



Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more


Quick Job Search
Salary Databases
Your 2 Cents
Share your opinion with our Partners
Learn More