Prosecutor: New Charges For Dog Abuser
Filing false report added to laundry list of charges; court dates set
New charges are facing the man who brought a dying, feces-covered Cocker Spaniel to a Tinton Falls animal shelter last week claiming he found the animal on the side of the road, authorities said Tuesday.
Keith E. Morgan, 56, of Brick Township, was formally charged in Tinton Falls Tuesday morning with filing a false report regarding an abused dog named "Sammy," according to Charles Webster, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman.
Morgan is scheduled to appear in Tinton Falls Municipal Court on April 9 to face the new charge, along with a previous charge of abandonment of a sick or maimed animal, Webster said.
Morgan’s wife, Shauna Ewing Morgan, 43, also is scheduled to appear that day in Tinton Falls court to face the abandonment charge, Webster said.
The couple also are due to appear in Brick Township Municipal Court on March 27 to face charges of failure to provide sustenance and causing unnecessary suffering. Keith Morgan also faces the additional charge of interfering with an investigation, also to be heard in Brick court March 27, Webster said.
Sammy is improving a bit and is standing on his own now, according to the Facebook page of the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital.