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Rocky Mount man charged with animal cruelty

Posted October 2, 2008

— A Rocky Mount man is accused of shooting a cat.

Police responded to 440 S. Fairview Road Thursday in reference to a deceased cat.

Upon arrival, officers said they learned that Joey Jay Baker had shot the cat with a high-powered rifle.

Officers charged Baker with a felony count of cruelty to animals and with resist, obstruct and delay.

He was being held Thursday afternoon in the Edgecombe County Jail on a $2,000 bond.

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  • Adelinthe Oct 2, 2008

    Ya know, my dad had a simple rule regarding animals.

    You killed it, you eat it. AMEN!!!

    God bless.

    Rev. RB