Sheriff: NC man stole stepdaughter's puppy, sold it for drugs

Christopher O'Neal Eakes, inset, is accused of stealing his stepdaughter's Yorkie puppy, similar to the one pictured, and selling the dog to buy drugs, according to Wayne County, N.C., officials.

GOLDSBORO, NC — An eastern North Carolina man allegedly stole his stepdaughter's puppy and then sold it for drugs.

WTVD-TV reports 41-year-old Christopher O'Neal Eakes is charged with larceny of a dog.

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office said the 8-week-old Yorkie puppy was reported stolen on New Year's Day from a home in Dudley, North Carolina.

Deputies said they later determined Eakes stole the dog from his own home.

His bond was set at $2,500.

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