K-9 Dies After Deputy Leaves Dog in Cruiser Overnight; No Charges Filed

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy handler was reassigned after a K-9 named “Kela” was left in his cruiser overnight and died, according to reports.

A K9 officer named Kela died after being left in a North Carolina sheriff's deputy's car overnight. (Credit: WITN)

A K9 officer named Kela died after being left in a North Carolina sheriff’s deputy’s car overnight. (Credit: WITN)

Deputy Kevin Williams was on duty when he received a call that he needed to pick up his sick child from school, CNN reported.

When he got home, Williams fed the Belgian Shepherd, but then apparently forgot to take the dog out of the cruiser, according to the cable news channel.

Kela was found dead inside the vehicle the next morning.

Following the dog’s death, Williams was reassigned to courthouse bailiff.

No charges would be brought against Williams by the District Attorney’s office because there was no criminal intent, the Duplin County Sheriff said, according to CNN.


Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.