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Law officers charge hoarder with animal cruelty

Robert "Tony" Fore faces felony animal cruelty charges. Robert "Tony" Fore faces felony animal cruelty charges.

A 61-year-old Fletcher man is back in Henderson County to face animal cruelty charges after he was picked up in Florida and extradicted to Hendersonville.

Robert Brian "Tony" Fore, of 71 Maxwell Drive, was served with animal cruelty warrants after he was taken into custody in Florida and returned to the county jail here. Fore was served with warrants for two felony counts of killing an animal by starvation, four felony counts of cruelty to animals and two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals that stemmed from Fore Sandy JeanSandy Jean Fore remains at large.offenses occurring in early March of 2017. He is currently in the Henderson County Jail under a $15,000 bond with a court appearance scheduled for Jan. 23.

Fore, and his wife, Sandy Jean Fore, fled the area after surrendering 40 dogs and cats on March 4. Sandy Jean Fore still has outstanding warrants for multiple charges of killing an animal by starvation and cruelty to animals. She may be using the alias of Jeannie Fore or Jeannie Hughes. Anyone with information regarding Sandy Fore’s whereabouts was asked to contact the Henderson County Sheriff's Office at 828-697-4911.