Animals seized, Tyrrell woman charged with cruelty

Published 8:08 am Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Christy L. Edwards, 39, of Columbia was arrested for cruelty to animals following an investigation by the Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Office and Tyrrell County Animal Control, Sheriff Darryl Liverman reported.

The investigation resulted from a complaint of possible animal cruelty at a residence on Rabbit Run Lane five miles south of Columbia, the sheriff stated.

“A veterinarian checked the animals at the scene and the animals were removed from the property,” Liverman said. The animals included cows, horses, goats, a pig, chickens, a turkey, a rabbit, donkeys and other animals, about 75 in total. The animals appeared to lack food and water.

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Edwards was released on bond and has a Sept. 12 court date in Tyrrell County District Court.