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Case ID: 19922
Classification: Shooting
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Abuse was retaliation against animal's bad behavior
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Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013

County: Jackson

Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: Terry Nixon

Police have arrested an Oregon man, saying he took his little dog outside in the backyard and shot it after it defecated in the house.

Authorities say 60-year-old Terry Nixon of Medford was jailed Thursday on charges of aggravated animal abuse, unlawful use of a weapon, reckless endangering, and disorderly conduct. He was held on $17,000 bail.

Police went to Nixon's house Wednesday after a witness reported the shooting.

Authorities say a witness gave them the body of the dead Chihuahua-Jack Russell terrier mix after taking it out of a trash can and taking it home.

Acting on a search warrant, police also seized a 9 mm pistol from Nixon's home.


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