Wayne County man accused of stealing stepdaughter's puppy, selling it for drugs

DUDLEY, North Carolina (WTVD) -- A Dudley man has been arrested after deputies said he sold his stepdaughter's puppy in exchange for drugs.

According to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, on Jan. 1 an 8-week-old Yorkie puppy was reported stolen from a home on Club Knolls Road.

Following an investigation, detectives found that 41-year-old Christopher O'Neal Eakes had taken the puppy from his own home and sold it for drugs.

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Eakes was arrested on Monday and charged with larceny of a dog.

He was booked under a $2,500.00 unsecured bond.

The dog has been returned to its rightful owner.
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