Crime

August 6, 2014

North Myrtle Beach police charge two sisters with stealing a dog

North Myrtle Beach police charged two women with stealing dogs officers responded to a call to check the welfare of a dog tied up outside a home, according to authorities.

North Myrtle Beach police charged two women with stealing dogs officers responded to a call to check the welfare of a dog tied up outside a home, according to authorities.

Kerri Lynn Morris, 34, of Trenton, N.J., and Devyn Rae Norman, 35, of Leland, N.C., are charged with stealing dogs. They were booked at North Myrtle Beach Jail at 8 a.m. Saturday, according to jail records. The women were released later that day on bail.

An officer was called July 11 to a home on Belle Drive for a possible animal cruelty case where he met a woman who said she was concerned for the dog that was tied up outside without shelter, according to the report. The woman said she had untangled the dog before when its chain was tangled around its neck.

The woman asked the officer if she could take the dog and he told her no, according to the report. The officer issued a warning and left it on the door of the home.

Later, the officer said the dog owner contacted him and said he would provide shelter for the dog and wanted to know where to pickup the dog, according to the report. The officer said the owner did not take the dog.

After an investigation, police learned the women had taken the dog and Morris returned the dog to officers, according to the report. The owner of the dog told police he wanted to press charges.

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