- Associated Press - Saturday, November 14, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - The sheriff has charged the former director of Guilford County’s animal shelter with five misdemeanors after prosecutors decided not to pursue a case against her earlier this month.

Marsha Williams already faces a felony animal cruelty charge in Davidson County for how she ran that shelter.

District Attorney J. Doug Henderson said in a statement he is reviewing charges sought by Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes and whether his prosecutors will try them.

Barnes also asked the Guildford County cases be sent to Davidson County court, but Henderson says Williams must agree to the move under state law.

Authorities say the charges stem from potential drug violations, financial mismanagement and cruelty at the shelters.

First lady Ann McCrory came to Guilford County to support the sheriff’s decision to charge Williams.

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