Sheriff: Woman starved dog to death

Devonna Patrice Roundtree (Image courtesy Moore County Sheriff's Office)
April 3, 2013 3:36:47 PM PDT
Moore County Sheriff Lane Carter says his deputies have charged a Taylortown woman with felony animal cruelty after serving a search warrant at a home.

Deputies were looking for illegal drugs. They said they also found a dead pit bull in a pen in the back yard on March 27. Animal control officers determined the animal died of starvation.

Devonna Patrice Roundtree, 32, of Taylor Avenue, Taylortown, is charged with one count of felony animal cruelty and one count of felony killing an animal by starvation.

She had previously been charged with felony maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substances, and misdemeanor child abuse.

Bond for the cruelty charges was set at $10,000. Her next court date is set for April 15.

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