Newport man charged with animal cruelty

On 01/31/2023 Carteret County deputies arrested Michael Scott Fleming, 26, of 805 Chatham St, Mann’s MHP, Newport following an investigation into allegations of animal cruelty.

Deputy Jessica Newman who investigated the case said Fleming is accused of malicious torture and cruelty to his own dog. The incidents are still under investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming.

Fleming has been charged with four counts of felony cruelty to animals and three probation violations. He is currently being held in the Carteret County detention center under a combined $111,000.00 bond and has already had his first court appearance.