Saturday, February 4, 2012

Fairbanks, AK: 2 dogs dead after domestic dispute in Two Rivers Read more: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - 2 dogs dead after domestic dispute in Two Rivers

FAIRBANKS — A Pleasant Valley man who was allegedly drunk when he shot two of his dogs was charged with weapons misconduct after his wife became upset and called Alaska State Troopers.

Harry Douglas, 48, was charged with fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons for possessing a firearm while intoxicated, a Class A misdemeanor.

According to a criminal complaint, troopers received a report Tuesday evening that Douglas was intoxicated and had shot two dogs at his home at 22 Mile Chena Hot Springs Road.

Troopers determined Douglas was under the influence of alcohol when he decided he no longer needed two of his dogs. Douglas then allegedly walked over to a neighbor’s house, borrowed a pistol, returned to his home and fatally shot two dogs.

Douglas then reportedly called his wife and told her what he had done. His wife was upset and called 911, according to charging documents.

Douglas admitted to being intoxicated when he shot the dogs, troopers said. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the greatest, Douglas rated himself a 4 when asked to assess his level of intoxication. He reportedly had bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and had a difficult time keeping his balance and displayed poor manual dexterity when talking to troopers.

The criminal complaint did not say what kind of dogs were killed, how many dogs Douglas has or whether he is a dog musher.

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