Dudley Man trades dog for drugs


As a result of an Investigation by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, the following person has been arrested and charged as indicated below:

 NAME: Christopher O’Neal Eakes

ADDRESS: 295 Club Knolls Rd. Dudley, N.C. 28333

AGE: 41 years of age                     RACE/SEX: W/M

CHARGE(S): Larceny of a Dog

BOND: $2,500.00 Unsecured


ASSISTING OFFICERS: Detective Sgt. Jonathan Griffin

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: On January 1, 2018 the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office completed a larceny report of an 8 week old Yorkie Puppy stolen from a residence on Club Knolls Rd. in Dudley. The Detective Division began an investigation which revealed the step father of the victim sold the puppy in exchanged for drugs. As a result of the investigation, Christopher O’Neal Eakes was arrested on 1/8/2018 and given a $2,500.00 Unsecured Bond.

Further information on this case may be obtained by contacting Capt. Shawn Harris at (919) 731-1483.

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