RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Cumberland County man has been arrested after his neighbor says she saw him having sex with her dog.
Authorities on Monday charged 33-year-old Ray Lynn Mitcham, Jr., of Linden, N.C., with a crime against nature, a felony.
Debbie Tanna, spokeswoman for the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, said Mitcham’s next door neighbor went to speak with him Jan. 2. The neighbor, who is also Mitcham’s landlord, told detectives she opened the door to his mobile home and saw him attacking her dog.
The mixed-breed female was taken to a veterinarian, who recovered a DNA sample. Tanna said Mitcham was arrested Monday after his DNA profile matched the sample recovered from the pooch.
“There’s no way he can sidestep this,” Tanna said.
Mitcham appeared before a magistrate at the county jail Monday morning and was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond. It wasn’t clear if he has a lawyer.
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