HAMILTON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man will serve two years on probation after pleading guilty to shooting a neighbor's dog and dragging the body behind his pickup truck.
A statement by prosecutors says 59-year-old Donald Gene Nix of Haleyville pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge.
A judge sentenced him to a one year in jail but suspended the punishment as long as he completes probation successfully.
A hearing will be held later to determine whether Nix has to pay restitution, which court records say could be about $1,400.
Nix was arrested in 2019 after a neighbor's pet husky was killed.
He was accused of tying the animal to his truck with a rope and dragging it down a highway.