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Man accused of starving dog to death
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A local man faces charges of animal abuse after the sheriff’s department allegedly found three dogs, one dead and two starving, on his property.Roy Wilkey, Jr., 47, was charged after a deputy dispatched to check the welfare of the dogs on Poplar Street. The officer reportedly found three canines, two still living and one already dead.According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, one of the dogs was chained to a push mower and could not reach a nearby water dish and dog house. Ray said no food for the animals could be found on the premises, and all three appeared to be very malnourished.Wilkey’s bond was set at $1,500, and he will appear in court on Jan. 16.In other news from the sheriff’s department, Michael Odell Bly, 37, was charged with initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine on Jan. 11.Ray said a deputy attempting to serve a violation of parole warrant on Bly at Bell Street Apartments was given consent to search, and found a black bag containing a one pot cook bottle, tubing, coffee filters, and lighter fluid in a back bedroom.