Randolph County man accused of beating puppy to death with shovel

Donald Duran Baker

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A Randolph County man was arrested after allegedly killing a puppy, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Donald Duran Baker, 49, of Asheboro, is charged with felony cruelty to animal.

On Monday, a concerned citizen reported to the sheriff’s office that they witnessed a puppy being beaten to death with a shovel on Jan. 9.

Following an investigation, Baker was arrested and charged.

Baker was given a $25,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

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