- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) - Court documents show an Elizabeth City man accused of stealing a dog from an animal shelter and dyeing it purple faces several charges, including larceny and cruelty to animals.

The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City (https://bit.ly/1Sqof68 ) reports that documents show 32-year-old Gille Levin Brickhouse was arrested within the past week.

According to a grand jury indictment, Brickhouse is accused of stealing a white mixed-breed dog from the SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina in June. The indictment states hair dye was used to color the dog’s coat purple. It also says the dog became malnourished while in Brickhouse’s possession.

Court records show the indictment was handed up Sept. 28.

Brickhouse was being held in jail on a $12,000 secured bond. He’s due in court Feb. 1. It wasn’t clear whether he has an attorney.

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Information from: The Daily Advance, https://www.dailyadvance.com/

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