Dog survives being shot in the face

May 09, 2014
Lewin Devoe Burrell

A 70-year-old man was arrested Thursday after allegedly shooting a dog near Canton.

Haywood County deputies arrested Lewin Devoe Burrell and charged him with felony cruelty to animals and misdemeanor going armed to the terror of the people.

Burrell is accused of shooting a mixed-breed terrier in the face with a gun. The warrants also charge him with firing the gun in close proximity to a house. The incidents are alleged to have occurred Wednesday. As of Thursday evening, the dog was still alive.

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

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