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Fayetteville man, 30, charged with starving two dogs

Posted March 11, 2015

James Marvin Wing

— A 30-year-old Fayetteville man was in the Cumberland County jail Wednesday after being charged with starving two dogs inside a home on Hyannis Drive.

According to investigators, James Marvin Wing, of 7326 Hyannis Drive, left two dogs locked in cages without food or water for several weeks. Wing is charged with two counts of felony cruelty to animals.

The dead animals were discovered Feb. 27 when a Cumberland County sheriff's deputy was called to the house. The animals were later examined, and a veterinarian determined that the cause of death was starvation.

Wing's bond was increased to $25,000 Tuesday during his initial court hearing.


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  • Mark Farmer Mar 11, 2015
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    maybe his next dog will eat him.

  • John Birch Mar 11, 2015
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    yo,man I didn't know dogs had to eat and it was just a few weeks with no water, know what me sayin'? Certain "people" should not have animals.Why not withhold water for 21 days from this outstanding individual?

  • Beth Pearce Mar 11, 2015
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    One day, it will come back to him.

    (Strawberry Letter 23)

  • Kathryn Adams Mar 11, 2015
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    Why do some people even HAVE pets? One of my neighbors had a pit bull he kept chained outside; the dog was so neglected and vicious that he had to feed it by standing out of reach and throwing food to it. A dog like that isn't a companion, and it can't even protect it's owners when the owners can't get close to it or allow it near their house.

  • Elisabeth Stevens Mar 11, 2015
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    An animal starving two other animals.