Child abuse case continued
The child abuse and animal cruelty case against David and Angela Lore has been continued until April 20.
David Lore Jr., 37, and Angela Lore, 35, of 3435 Rockwell Road, were set to appear in court Thursday for four counts of child abuse, four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and three counts of animal cruelty.
In addition, David Lore was charged Wednesday with two counts of felony assault by strangulation. He remained in the Rowan County Detention Center Thursday evening under a $25,000 secured bond.
According to the arrest warrant, Lore reportedly grabbed his son, David Edward Lore III, around the neck, cutting off his airway, between June and August 2009.
The Lores’ case was first delayed one day and then continued to April 20 due to the new charges.
The couple own a pet store in Salisbury called Pet Place. The business survived the fire that destroyed the Webb Road Flea Market last year and was relocated to South Main Street.
The Rowan County Department of Social Services removed the Lores’ four children from the home March 23 after detectives and a caseworker found two dead snakes, three malnourished dogs, animal feces ground into the carpet and a roach infestation in the house. The dogs were taken by Rowan Animal Control.
The children — ages 7, 9, 14 and 16 — had never been enrolled in public school and are now living with family.