Man who blew up dog not charged with abuse

Man who blew up dog not charged with abuse

Man who blew up dog not charged with abuse

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by KGW Staff, Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 10:56 AM

STEVENSON, Wash. -- A 45-year-old Stevenson man is suspected of killing his dog by attaching an explosive device around its neck and detonating it.

The Skamania County sheriff's office says the dog was killed at 3:45 a.m. Sunday and deputies found its remains.

Christopher Dillingham was jailed for investigation of malicious mischief, reckless endangerment and possession of explosive devices.

A spokesman for the sheriff's office said Dillingham will not be charged with animal abuse because there is no proof the dog suffered. The dog was reportedly killed instantly. 

Officials said Dillingham owns a fireworks stand that he runs for July 4 near the Bridge of the Gods in the Columbia Gorge.  

The Columbian reports the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also responded to incident.

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