Dog-killing charges against Louisville man increased to felony
By Iva Butler | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The charge of intentionally killing a neighbor’s dog against a Louisville man has been amended to a felony, which carries a sentence of one to two years in jail.
The killing of an animal charge against Fred Lee Wright was elevated from a misdemeanor to a felony Thursday by Blount County General Sessions Court Judge Robert L. Headrick.
Jennings, 62, Cub Drive, Louisville, had been charged with the intentional killing of an animal, which is a misdemeanor offense, and that was amended to aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony.
He is also charged with stalking a neighbor, Diane Stephens. This is a misdemeanor charge.
A preliminary hearing was set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Headrick’s courtroom.
Wright will remains in Blount County Jail until the hearing.
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