Suspects Plead Guilty to Animal Abuse

MORGANTON, NC — A guilty plea  from a man and woman charged with animal cruelty in Morganton.

It’s an update to a story we first reported Monday night on WCCB News at Ten.

A judge gave Andrew Moore and Stephanie McElhany a 45-day suspended sentence, five years of supervised probation and 100 hours community service. Also, they can’t own animals or live in a home with them for at least five years.

Animal control deputies seized 34 animals and 36 reptiles from the couple’s home. They say the animals were kept in bad living conditions.

To read our previous report, click here.