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Man Charged In Dog Theft

STARKVILLE, Miss (WCBI) – Two pit bulls are home safe and sound thanks to a tip and and some crafty police work.

Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department arrested James Brown III, 20 of West Point on suspicion of dog theft at his residence. The owners of two pit bulls reported the dogs missing from their back yard in February.

Investigators got a search warrant after receiving a tip that the dogs were seen at Brown’s residence. The pit bulls were taken from the home of the 20 year old and returned safely to the owners.

James has been charged with two felony counts of animal theft. Bond has been set at $20,000.