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New charges filed against alleged dog killer

57-year-old Elvin Dooley of unincorporated Lake County was arrested Friday, January 29th and charged with aggravated cruelty to animals. Dooley is the alleged gunman in the shooting death of a dog that Save-A-Pet employees had been trying to save on Tuesday, January 26th.

Early Saturday morning the Lake County Sherriff’s Office announced that Dooley was also being charged with two felony counts of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, and one count of misdemeanor possession of a firearm without a FOID card.

According to a Lake County Jail corrections officer, Dooley appeared at a bond hearing for the new charges on Saturday and was ordered held on $400,000. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for today, February 4th.

Dooley has apparently been cooperative during the investigation, giving police written permission to search his home. Authorities confiscated 21 firearms and 6,000 rounds of ammunition during their search.


  • Gloria Gibson 5 years ago

    WOW...My faith in the justice system has just been renewed!! Thank you Kathy for all the updates!!

  • Celia Marker 5 years ago

    It's good to see the US of A really getting to grips with animal cruelty and gun crime at the same time.
    I have a petition on the British Government's website http/ lobby the Greek Government for its utter irresponsbility for animals - it allows dogs and cats to be shot and poisoned; fails to charge those who commit cruel and illegal cats. Please have your government lobby the Greek government too

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