ALBION – All felony charges have been dismissed in an alleged dog shooting case, following a dispute between multiple farmers.
A rural St. Edward man alleged that two men whom leased a portion of his property to store their cattle, shot two of his dogs. The man reported an incident to the Boone County Sheriff on May 5th, regarding an incident that allegedly took place on April 4th.
The man alleged that the two men, who leased his land, had taken his dogs from their kennel, and took them off the property and shot them, because of the belief that the dogs had attacked some of the cattle on the property.
The man, and Boone County Sheriff Denny Johnson, appeared before Boone County Court to answer questions regarding the incident, and the investigation, on Thursday.
Three felony charges were brought against the two men that were alleged to have shot the dogs, but all three were dismissed due to a lack of evidence. The men will appear for a pretrial hearing on November 2nd, regarding three misdemeanor charges for theft and trespassing. The men plead not guilty to all three charges.