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Roanoke Rapids Man Faces Charges Of Animal Cruelty

Posted June 10, 2005 3:42 a.m. EDT

— A Halifax County man faces felony charges of cruelty to animals.

Robert Richardson is accused of wrapping a wire around one of his dogs until the animal's flesh became exposed.

A veterinarian removed the wire from the dog, called Sweetie, who is being nursed back to health by a local rescue group.

Richardson is scheduled to appear in court later this month.