GOULDSBORO – The second man wanted in an animal cruelty case has been found after five months.
Gouldsboro Police said Nathan Burke was arrested Saturday without incident on multiple charges and an arrest warrant.
Burke is one of two people charged with animal cruelty of beating, shooting and killing a Winter Harbor dog named Franky.
The 6-year-old pug-Boston terrier mix was reportedly taken from a home in August 2018. The dog later washed up on shore with bullet holes.
Police said officers from Gouldsboro, Winter Harbor, Maine Warden Service and Maine Marine Patrol responded to a domestic violence call on Dyer Lane in Gouldsboro.
According to Winter Harbor Police Chief Danny Mitchell, Jr., because of recent warrants police were probably within a week of being able to find Burke, but this domestic violence call came first.
“This is going to finally I think put some closure to the family for one … and as well as the community,” said Chief Mitchell.
He said Burke has been in the area throughout the search for him and while there is not a date yet, Burke should be in court soon.
According to the Gouldsboro Police Department, Burke has been wanted since August for violations of bail from the Franky case.