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Coquille man charged with aggravated animal cruelty for shooting dog in head

Alexander told authorities he doesn't know why he allegedly shot his neighbor's dog in the head.
Alexander told authorities he doesn't know why he allegedly shot his neighbor's dog in the head.
Coos County Jail / The World

Jed Bradly Alexander was arrested on Tuesday for suspected felony animal cruelty and remains in the Coos County Jail in the Oregon community of Coquille reported the WorldLink.com.

Authorities were called to the residence at the 300 block of South Henry Street on Tuesday and found a dog in the yard which had been shot to death in the head with a large caliber gun.

According to the story, the dog's owner had been out drinking with Alexander. When the men returned, they allowed the dog in the house. From then on, Alexander, 30, had no explanation why the dog was killed.

News station Kobi-TV stated the dog was not aggressive, and the shooting was unprovoked.

Alexander now faces 1st degree aggravated animal cruelty, several counts of possession of firearms being a felon, and the unlawful use of a weapon.

If found guilty, Alexander faces up to five years in prison.

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