Animal Cruelty Discovered in Healdton

11-13-06 - Healdton Police are investigating multiple cases of animal cruelty over the weekend. A tip led police to 34-year-old Paul Alpha's home on Friday. There they found 23 malnourished chickens, rabbits and dogs. Some of them were dead.

The family was not living in the home at the time. All utilities were turned off.

When police tried to arrest Alpha, he resisted and tried to flee. Now he's facing charges for animal cruelty, assault and battery on an officer, and resisting arrest.