Cemetery damaged; dogs poisoned

Crime roundup for Aug. 31

• Deputies arrested a Burgaw man after he allegedly stabbed and cut a man near Whiteville Monday. 

Dallas Vance Shepard, 30, is being held under $25,000 secured bond on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault by pointing a gun and communicating threats, according to jail records. 
He allegedly attacked Jarrad Dishaw at a home on Gore’s Trailer Road Monday morning, according to a report with the sheriff’s office.

• No one was hurt and there was no evident damage after a shots fired call in Whiteville Sunday. The victims called 911 and said they heard someone shooting while they were driving in the area of West Williamson and Maxwell streets. Responding officers found no bullet holes or shell casings. Whiteville Police investigated.

• Someone drove a four-wheeler through a cemetery off Rough and Ready Road Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office. The ATV driver left several ruts in the graveyard, causing around $200 in damage.

• A Chadbourn area man called the sheriff’s office Saturday after someone apparently poisoned his dogs’ water. 

Kevin Hyatt of Dewitt White Lane told deputies he has had several dogs die unexpectedly in the past few months. The report said Hyatt suspected someone had put rat poison in his dogs’ water dishes.

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