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News Release
Deputies seek help in identifying suspects in animal abuse case (Photo) *** FINAL UPDATE *** - 08/11/18



On 8-10-18, the suspect identified as 47-year old Salem resident JAMES CRAVER JR, turned himself in at the Marion County Courthouse Annex. CRAVER JR was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail. CRAVER JR was charged with Animal Neglect 1 and Animal Abandonment.

No other information is available for release



*** UPDATE ***

The Marion County Sheriff's Office has identified a suspect in this case thanks to tips received from citizens.

The investigation is continuing and no other information is available for release at this time.



On 08-04-18, Deputies were called to the Marion County Animal Shelter on a report of suspected animal neglect. Shelter employee’s said that two white adult males dropped off a Pomeranian dog in a wire crate on 08-02-18 around 8:00pm. The men left the dog in front of the entrance to the animal shelter. Employees found the dog the next morning at 8:00 am when they arrived for work.

Unfortunately the small dog did not survive and died while at the shelter the following day. During an examination the shelter doctor concluded the animal died due to maltreatment and its emaciated condition.

If you have any information about this incident or can identify the male(s) in the photo, please call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency line at 503-588-5032.

*** The photo shows the two men and a later model White Ford Explorer utility vehicle ***

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