Man charged animal cruelty dead cows found on property

Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields Thursday announced the arrest of a Robbins man on felony animal cruelty charges.

On Tuesday, February 23, Moore County Sheriff’s Deputies and a Moore County Agricultural Extension Agent were dispatched to Brown’s Chapel Road outside of Robbins about a report of dead cows in a pasture. 

Upon arrival and after investigation, deputies discovered several cows that had died and others that were malnourished.  Deputies also investigated two other pastures that the suspect was known to raise cattle in.  One other deceased cow was located on the Lakey Siding Road property. 

The Moore County Sheriff’s Office immediately made arrangements for multiple bales of hay to be delivered to each of the pastures where the remaining cows were located.  Observation and care of the cattle is ongoing.

On Wednesday, February 24, deputies arrested Terry Williams, 54, and charged him with nine counts of felony cruelty to animals. He was confined to the Moore County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond.  He is also being held under a $275,000 civil contempt order for failing to comply with a previous court order. 

Williams is scheduled to appear in Moore County District Court on March 31 and is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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