By The Raleigh Telegram
FAYETTEVILLE – Adding new meaning to the term “man’s best friend,” according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, a man has been arrested and charged with allegedly having sex with his neighbor’s dog.
In a statement from Sheriff Earl “Moose” Butler, detectives have charged a Cumberland County man with felony crime against nature involving a dog.
“An investigation into the allegations against 33-year old Ray Lynn Mitcham, Jr. of Rusty Road began on January 2, 2012,” said the Sheriff’s Office. “The dog’s owner, who is also Mitcham’s next door neighbor, says she went to speak to the suspect. When she opened the door to his mobile home, she witnessed the crime in progress.”
The animal, which is a mixed breed female, was transported to Cumberland County Animal Control to be checked by a veterinarian and kept at the facility until the investigation was completed.
On Monday, January 9, 2012 Mitcham was officially charged. Mitcham has been released from the Cumberland County Detention Center under a five thousand dollar unsecured bond. ::