Franklin County man accused of killing his dogs denied bond appeal

 During a hearing held on Tuesday, March 7th in Rocky Mount, Judge James Reynolds denied bond for 58-year-old Terry Eugene Michel of Ferrum, who has been accused of killing his two dogs. Judge Reynolds’ ruling in the Franklin County Circuit Court upheld the ruling of the General District Court that prevented Michel’s release on bond. 

    Michel is accused of animal cruelty and making a false report. After initially telling officers his dogs were stolen, investigators say he admitted killing the two black labs, Colby and Caleb, on February 16, according to court documents. 

    A preliminary hearing is scheduled in early May. 

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