MOUNT VERNON — A trial has been scheduled in Mount Vernon Municipal Court for a man charged with shooting a firearm in city limits, killing a dog.

Nicholas C. Painter, 24, Mount Vernon, pleaded not guilty Monday in municipal court to one count of discharging firearms, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. Judge John Thatcher scheduled the case for trial Aug. 9.

The charge stems from May 14, when Painter allegedly shot a neighbor’s dog with a .22 caliber rifle from a second story window at his residence. According to court records, Painter said he shot the dog because it was attacking his dog, which was tied up in the yard.

The charge carries up to 30 days in jail and a $250 fine.


Nick Sabo: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews



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