Linden man accused of having sex with neighbor's dog
Posted January 9, 2012
Linden, N.C. — A 33-year-old Linden man has been arrested after his neighbor says she saw him having sex with her dog.
The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said Monday that Ray Lynn Mitcham Jr., of 8956 Rusty Road, was charged with a felony crime against nature.
The dog's owner, who is also Mitcham's landlord, told detectives that she went to speak with him on Jan. 2, and when she opened the door to his mobile home, she saw him attacking the dog.
The mixed-breed female was taken to a veterinarian, who recovered a DNA sample, sheriff's office spokeswoman Debbie Tanna said.
Mitcham was arrested Monday after his DNA profile matched the sample recovered from the animal.
"There's no way he can sidestep this," Tanna said.
Mitcham appeared before a magistrate at the county jail Monday morning and was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.