Man charged with 25 counts of animal cruelty

Published 2:15 pm Wednesday, August 19, 2020

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A man was arrested Monday in Albemarle and charged with multiple counts of felony cruelty to animals by starvation.

During a routine service of an arrest warrant, a Stanly County deputy observed evidence of animal abuse on a property on Rowland Road, according to a Facebook post from the Sheriff’s Office. Terry Richard Glover was charged with 25 counts of felony cruelty to animals by starvation. Stanly County Animal control was noticed and it responded.

The following day, upon learning animals were still at the property in unfit conditions, deputies obtained a search warrant for the property to locate and seize any animals present and to “provide immediate medical care and food and water.” Animal Control took possession of the remaining dogs at the property.

Cabarrus County Sheriff Office’s Animal Control unit to help relocate the animals. More help was still needed and after many phone calls, the public responded.

Those that helped included Susan Furr, Mountain View Cattle Company represented by Barry Whitley, Jake Furr, American Legion Post 76, Marvin Bost and Phil Burris with the Millingport Fire Department.

The law enforcement officers along with the public spent more than six hours Tuesday getting the animals relocated “so their basic needs, and medical needs could be addressed.”

Chief Deputy Ashley Thompson said that more than 30 animals (including dogs, horses, cows, turtles, cats and chickens) were taken off the property and relocated. He added that at least 25 dead animals were also found on the property, and the authorities are still investigating how the animals died.

Thompson said a drone was flown above the property Tuesday to make sure all the animals were accounted for.

“It absolutely could not have been accomplished without the help of these individuals and the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Division,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote. “Thank you guys so much.”

Glover, 54, is currently in the county jail and his bond has been set at $35,000. His next court date is Aug. 31.



About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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