U.P. man accused of shooting dog


For The Daily News

MARQUETTE – A Gwinn man accused of shooting a dog is scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning in Marquette County District Court.

The 65-year-old man is charged with reckless use of a firearm and killing or torturing an animal. The firearms count is a misdemeanor and the animal killing is a felony.

Forsyth Township Police said an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Johnson Lake Road on July 20 to a call reporting a dog being shot several times. Police said further investigation resulted in a warrant being issued for the man.

The man was arrested on July 23. He is free from custody having posted bond on both charges.

John Pepin’s email address is jpepin@miningjournal.net.