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Case dismissed against Washington County, VA deputy who killed dog

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA (WJHL) -

The Washington County, VA Sheriff’s Office says that criminal charges against one of its deputies who killed a dog are dismissed.

According to Sheriff Fred Newman, the incident happened on December 5 at Deputy D.M. Clark’s home.

Deputy Clark said in official statements a stray dog was on his property and displayed some aggressive behavior.

The deputy said the dog attempted to bite him. That’s when deputy used his personal handgun to kill the animal.

The owner of the dog, Thomas Porter, says the dog was euthanized unnecessarily.

The case was dismissed this morning in Washington County General District Court.

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