Wayne County man accused of stealing stepdaughter's puppy, selling it for drugs

DUDLEY, North Carolina -- A North Carolina man has been arrested after deputies said he sold his stepdaughter's puppy in exchange for drugs.

According to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, an 8-week-old Yorkie puppy was reported stolen from a home on Club Knolls Road on New Year's Day.

Following an investigation, detectives found that 41-year-old Christopher O'Neal Eakes had taken the puppy from his own home and sold it for drugs.

Eakes was arrested on Monday and charged with larceny of a dog.

He was booked under a $2,500 unsecured bond.

It is unclear if the dog was returned to its rightful owner.

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