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Dog Shooting

Lewin Devoe BurrellHaywood County deputies arrested a man today accused of shooting a dog near Canton.

Lewin Devoe Burrell, 70, of Canton was arrested and charged with felony cruelty to animals and misdemeanor going armed to the terror of the people.  Mr. Burrell is accused of shooting a mixed-breed terrier in the face with a gun.  The warrants also charge Mr. Burrell with firing the gun in close proximity to a house.  The incidents are alleged to have occurred Wednesday.

At the time this story was published, the dog was still alive.

Mr. Burrell was arrested without incident and jailed in lieu of $2,000 secured bond.  His court date is slated for May 28.