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Statesboro police: man poisoned dogs

Randall Wayne Turner (Source: BCSO) Randall Wayne Turner (Source: BCSO)

Statesboro police: man poisoned dogs A man is charged animal cruelty in connection with dogs ingesting poisoned meat.

Statesboro police said Randall Wayne Turner, 40, who was contracted to do yard work and other odd jobs in the area put meat tainted with Temik in several yards in the area Camero Court and Peg Wen Boulevard. The dogs ingested the meat on Nov. 10. The investigation was turned over to the police from Bulloch County Animal Control.

Det. Ben Purvis, who was investigating the case, was told by the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office that they were investigating a domestic dispute and got a tip about dog poisoning case. Turner is charged with five counts of aggravated cruelty to animals.

Several agencies were part of the probe including, Bulloch County Animal Control, Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Southern University Police Department, Statesboro/Bulloch Regional Veterinary Hospital, Helena Chemicals, Georgia Department of Agriculture, and Bayer Chemicals, which is the manufacturer of the since discontinued Temik.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact Purvis at the Statesboro Police Dept. at 912.764.9911. You may also anonymously submit information to or text a tip to "TIPSSPD plus your message" to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential.

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