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Arson, animal cruelty charges after dog dies in fire

Sandy Lewis Rhue


     Arson and animal cruelty charges were leveled against a Tabor City man accused of setting his rental home ablaze with his dog inside Monday night.

     Sandy Lewis Rhue, 45, who also shows an address on Spivey Ward Drive, Tabor City, was arrested after fire destroyed his rental home on Ray Street, a report by Tabor City Police Department Officer Brian Campbell said.

     Rhue was held at the Columbus County Detention Center in Whiteville, his bonds totaling $55,000.

     For more on this story see this week’s Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.