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Ronald W. Hughes, 56, of Cherrywood Lane in Swansboro, was investigated by the Onslow County Animal Control and Shelter for allegedly tossing three, 50-day-old kittens into a roadway ditch on 4H-Camp Road near the entrance to the former 4H Camp, now part of Hammocks Beach State Park. Hughes is the owner of All Mighty Towing & Recovery LLC, according to the N.C. Secretary of State.

SWANSBORO - A criminal summons has been issued for a Swansboro businessman charging the tow truck operator with misdemeanor abandonment of an animal.

A criminal summons has been issued for a Swansboro businessman charging the tow truck operator with misdemeanor abandonment of an animal.

Ronald W. Hughes, 56, of Cherrywood Lane in Swansboro, was investigated by the Onslow County Animal Control and Shelter for allegedly tossing three, 50-day-old kittens into a roadway ditch on 4H-Camp Road near the entrance to the former 4H Camp, now part of Hammocks Beach State Park. Hughes is the owner of All Mighty Towing & Recovery LLC, according to the N.C. Secretary of State.

Ronald W. Hughes, 56, of Cherrywood Lane in Swansboro, was investigated by the Onslow County Animal Control and Shelter for allegedly tossing three, 50-day-old kittens into a roadway ditch on 4H-Camp Road near the entrance to the former 4H Camp, now part of Hammocks Beach State Park. Hughes is the owner of All Mighty Towing & Recovery LLC, according to the N.C. Secretary of State.

The alleged incident occurred on Nov. 6, and was captured on a state park camera. 

Park officials handed the case over to OCAS and its investigator Jason Eddy. The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is the arresting agency.

The three felines—two females and one male—were taken to the Onslow County Shelter in Georgetown and subsequently placed in foster care on Nov. 15 and are awaiting adoption.

Hughes is scheduled to appear in Onslow County District Court on Jan. 5, 2023, according to court documents.

If you’re interested in adopting the kittens, contact the OCAS at 910-455-0182.

 

(14) comments

Lotty

the judge should make him clean all the cat boxes at the pound..whatta class act that dingleberry is...

Janis23

Truth!

ABerCul

Of all places, he chooses a spot right in front of a state park camera... WOW his luck ran out

Janis23

It makes me sick to my stomach. He probably will at worst pay a fine. He deserves much worse. Thank God the kittens were rescued. Karma needs to visit that cruel dope asap.

gambrosio

Glad the poor kittens got rescued. That scumbag guy should be dumped in the middle of the forest in bear territory with no shelter and no weapons or better yet , in the middle of gang territory in Los Angeles or the Bronx of NYC and see if he'd survive.

Carolina Blu

The law's need to change about people throwing away God's beautiful furbabies like they're are trash,they have rights too I hope he gets what's coming to him....

KM74

This is heartbreaking!!! Maybe one day, when he's helpless and most vulnerable, he'll be abandoned just as he did these little baby kittens. Lazy, heartless, lowlife couldn't even drive them to a shelter where they could at least receive care and a fighting chance at getting adopted by DECENT people!!! #karmawillcome

rich annulli

I pray He looses his business and they make an example out of this so called man ..he is a heartless Coward...he has no respect for life...I hope he pays for this for the rest of his life...God saw what he did..

weirdash

I take the 27 South to come out to NC from VA almost every weekend , and for a couple of months seeing dead cats and kittens . One and within 5 feet another. So many I made a comment to a friend that "someone must be dumping cats and kittens" . I'm not saying it's this guy , but ?

Applehead

What a coward .!!!! It would of been just as easy for him to drop the kittens off at a shelter. He should of been thrown along side the road at birth .. probably get a fine in court then he'll find someway of not paying it . I am sure... he should have to shovel cat poop for a year and pay a Hugh fine$$$$$$$$ I just don't see how he could possibly call himself a man ...or even a human . Totally heartless. Feel sorry for the women who married or not married him...

Layla

Why do ppl just drop off animals? Is it so hard to take them to a shelter? What goes around comes around! Pray those kittens get a good home.

Shawne057

I wonder how many times he's done it before ? Total A#@H$*^ . I sure wouldn't use him for any towing needs. Hopefully there is a story in the local paper too.

Grady1974

Maybe one day soon a camera will catch him being thrown into a ditch.

reelalist

Best thing to do is don't use his company. And if any Govn. agency uses him, hopefully they will be reviewing their decision.

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