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Leland man accused of starving his dog to death

James Jarrett Roof (Source: BCSO) James Jarrett Roof (Source: BCSO)

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office arrested a Leland man and accused him of intentionally starving his dog to death.

According to jail records, James Jarett Roof, 26, was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with cruelty to animals.

Arrest warrants allege that Roof intentionally deprived his female pitbull mix of food, which resulted in its death on Tuesday.

According to Emily Flax with the sheriff's office, the dog's body was taken to a vet who determined it died from a combination of malnourishment and cold conditions.

Roof was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $50,000 bond.

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