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Two Sanford women accused of stealing dog

Posted March 13, 2012

— Moore County sheriff's deputies have arrested two Sanford women who are accused of stealing a dog from a third woman's home on Monday.

Jamie Marie Sherry Jackson, 28, of 412 Douglas Farm Road in Sanford, and Christy Ann Ricketson, 19, of 4007 Swann Station Road in Sanford, were each charged with one count of felony larceny of a dog and one count of felony possession of stolen goods.

Authorities said the dog's owner, Ashley Atkinson, reported that two people in a white SUV went to her home near Vass, picked up the dog and left.

Investigators determined Jackson had been driving the vehicle.

Jackson, who was in the Moore County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond Tuesday, was also charged with driving while impaired, habitual driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and misdemeanor child abuse.

Ricketson was in the jail under a $25,000 bond.


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  • cuffslover Mar 14, 2012

    you rocknhorse are the exception to what many rescuers see most have no vet records and consider the abuse and neglect thier right as a owner my hat off to you to be so transparent animal control in nc is a joke they all want to not step on toes even when they are given hard evidence and go see it with thier own eyes sadly enough much neglect happens in the shelters as well all we can do is save them one at a time and pray the adopted ones get home as good as you are to your animals....

  • MzBoogie Mar 14, 2012

    @Rocknhorse,I am no animal lover but so glad you did what you did. Keep up the good work.

  • Rocknhorse Mar 14, 2012

    @hereandnow, actually, yes! I share a driveway with several houses and we are a close knit little community. Strangers driving along the road would not see my horses (making it quite questionable for strangers to arrive at my house) If it were ME who had concerns with the health of an animal owned by my neighbor, I would ask the owner first what is wrong? I would NOT send animal groups lurking and nosing around. ESPECIALLY when there are 6 horses and only 1 seems sickly. We had just adopted him (the pony) and we were working very hard with the vet to determine his problem. Maybe it's just ME, but that seems to be the polite way first. For the record, she also called on my other neighbor who has mini's. She called b/c they were sunning (laying down). Don't get me wrong, I appreciate people who care for animals, but before calling to report someone, it helps to KNOW what's normal first.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Mar 14, 2012

    @Rocknhorse, with all the gun nuts here on WRAL who post that "nobody better come knocking on my door", are you really surprised that your half-mile away "neighbors" didn't ask you first?

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Mar 14, 2012

    Who has the dog in their possession now? That is the one that should be charge with stealing.

  • Rocknhorse Mar 14, 2012

    btw, we DID figure out what was wrong with the pony and he is now back to full weight and health. I appreciated the neighbor's concern, but would have much preferred her come ask me about him rather than jump to calling people to come harrass me on my own property. And yes, they (private rescue groups) will just come and go as they please and are NOT very polite. I would have been happy to answer any questions, but took offense to the 'sneaky' ways they behaved. I finally blocked them in and took pics of their car, license plate, etc and questioned them. When they said they were with State Animal Control. Guess what? They were not and they WERE impersonating an officer. Not sure what happened to them, and really don't care, but I did turn them in.

  • Rocknhorse Mar 14, 2012

    animal rescue groups....their intentions and purpose begin as a good thing, but there ARE some that become quite fanatical. We had a sick pony we were trying to nurse back to health. We had months of history with the vet trying ot find the cause of his ailment and a solution. A "well-meaning" neighbor thought to call animal control groups. First we had random people driving into our yard (house not visible from road and 800 ft off road) claiming to be State animal control. I called animal control and asked (with license number and pics of car). They were NOT with the State Agency. We had a visit from a state agent to check on our pony and before they left, I showed them my vet records, notes, made them put hands on ALL my horses, see our feed room, our posted feed schedule/measures, showed them our old guys mouth (no teeth, EXCELLENT weight and very healthy), offered to let them see my dog and fish... Said if they had any more calls I want them to KNOW we take care of our animals.

  • methinks Mar 13, 2012

    dogluv3r, actually the dog and puppies were NOT neglected. Even the director of animal control made him give the dog and puppies back and told him to leave them alone. He was not charged with a crime. And it wasn't my dogs, lucky for him. It was a couple who lived a down the road from my house. The owners came home and could not find their dog and puppies and a neighbor told them that they saw this man there. So the owners called the cops and filed a report. The animal rescuers here will enter fenced off property, traspass on posted lands, and steal folks animals if they feel like it and nothing is ever done about it.

  • bombayrunner Mar 13, 2012

    musta been a dog that laid golden eggs.

  • dogluv3r Mar 13, 2012

    Methings: My guess would be because the dog with the nine puppies was probably neglected and abused...don't see an animal rescue adding to their over-populated housing for giggles. Take better care of your pet next time!