Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

March 20, 2014

Fort Wayne couple allegedly starved dog to death

Kokomo Tribune

---- — FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne couple faces felony cruelty to animal charges after letting a dog starve to death locked away in a bedroom.

Court records say officers serving a search warrant at the home of Cameron Marcum and Chelsey Ormsby found the decomposed body of the dog named Tito last October. The couple, both 25, told officers the dog had died about six weeks earlier.

The Journal Gazette and WANE-TV report officers found scratch marks on the walls in the bedroom.

Ormsby told investigators that Tito was the last of a litter of puppies born to another dog at the home but no one bought him and the couple stopped feeding him.

Court records show Marcum and Ormsby haven't been arrested. Online records show neither has a published phone number.