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Police say Warren man shot two dogs

By Stephen Betts | Oct 15, 2020

Warren — A Warren man was charged after police say he shot two dogs Oct. 14 in Warren.

James Batty, 58, was charged with cruelty to animals, according to Knox County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Patrick Polky.

Knox County Regional Communications Center received a 911 call shortly after 7:30 a.m., Oct. 14, reporting gunshots near residences along Western Road in Warren. The caller also reported seeing two dogs running away with potential gunshot wounds.

Deputies and Warren Animal Control responded to the area and were unable to locate the source of the gunshots or dogs.

The dogs were later found at a local animal hospital and were being treated for gunshot wounds. The dogs are expected to survive, Polky said.

Deputy Juan Alcala, through his investigation, was able to determine a suspect and charged Batty by issuance of a summons.

More information was not immediately available.

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Comments (2)
Posted by: Nina Reed | Oct 19, 2020 09:29

Perhaps he should be given the same treatment as those dogs...M Keene

Posted by: Crawford L Robinson | Oct 16, 2020 10:22

Maybe they were chasing porcupines and he missed?

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