Man accused of arson, killing pets arrested in Statesville

Gregory Carson – Picture courtesy of the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office

A man accused of arson, kidnapping and cruelty to animals by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office was arrested in Statesville today.

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Investigators say Gregory Carson set fire to the victim’s residence and killed pets belonging to that person – two dogs, a flying squirrel and two fish. He’s also accused of holding the victim down, punching her in the eye and dragging her through a residence.