Court summary |

Court summary

A man accused of shooting his neighbor’s dog received a jail sentence on a misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals.

Michael D. Voight, 36, of Peardale, was ordered on Jan. 24 to serve 15 days in jail for misdemeanor cruelty to animals in connection with shooting a neighbor’s dog, court records show.

Voight also received three years probation and was fined $405.

The shooting occurred on Aug. 5 after Voight suspected the animal was getting into the garbage. Voight later apologized for the incident and offered to pay veterinary costs.

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