West Leyden Man Allegedly Shot, Wounded Neighbor's Dog
A Lewis County man is accused of shooting and wounding a dog that was chasing deer on his land.
Sheriff's deputies say 57 year old Dale Mathis of West Leyden allegedly shot the dog with a .22-caliber rifle.
He was charged with a felony count of aggravated animal cruelty.
The wounded animal returned to its owner's residence.
Deputies say charges are pending against the owner, 25 year old John Cullings -- also of West Leyden -- for letting his dog run at large.
Saturday, April 18, 2015, Watertown, NY
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