Newport man facing charges after cat found shot to death

CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Deputies in one Eastern Carolina county have charged a man with killing a neighbor’s cat.

Carteret County deputies have charged Jerry Box, of Newport, with cruelty to animals and discharging a firearm in the county within 400 feet of a residence.

The cat was shot on April 10th and Box was arrested two days later. Information on his arrest was just released by the sheriff’s office today.

Box was released after posting a $1,500 secured bond that was set by a magistrate.