A South Toledo man and his Michigan girlfriend have been found guilty of stealing and shooting a neighbor's dog.
Eric Skowron, 35, and Alisha King, 29, were accused last summer of kidnapping and shooting his neighbor's dog after deeming it a threat to his own pet. They both plead no contest Wednesday in Toledo Municipal Court to misdemeanor charges of cruelty to animals and additional individual charges.
Surveillance footage from a neighbor's home on Rochelle Rd. shows King walking behind a home and kidnapping a Labrador-Rottweiler mix from the backyard of Kelly Luck on Wednesday, June 23. The nine-year-old dog, Tyson, is seen in the video, nearly 20 minutes later, walking back slowly to his front-yard before collapsing next to the driveway. VIEW SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF DOG KIDNAPPING
Skowron is said to have shot Tyson twice at close range. The dog survived, but required extensive veterinary care.
In addition to a cruelty to animals charge, Skowron plead no contest to firearms discharge. Charges of theft, endangering and filing a false police report against Skowron were dropped as part of a plea deal.
A charge of trespass against King was also dropped. She plead no contest to petty theft in addition to the animal cruelty charge.
The pair is set to be sentenced on March 3. Skowron faces up to 13 months in jail while King could face up to 12 months.
Tyson continues to recover from partial loss of vision, memory loss and other heart injuries.