Man charged with shooting his dog in Richland County

July 25, 2013 

— Richland County deputies charged a man with felony ill treatment to animals.

Bobby Williams, 25, is accused of shooting his dog on Whispering Pines Road on Wednesday, according to a news release.

Williams drove his dog to a dead end at the road and left him to die, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said in the release.

Deputies in the area heard the gunshots and observed Williams speeding away from the location.

After stopping Williams’ vehicle, the deputies saw the injured dog emerge from the woods with a gunshot wound to its body.

Williams stated that he shot his dog out of anger because he attacked another dog of his, according to the release.

Williams was transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center and was bonded out.

Richland County Animal Care had to euthanize the dog due to its injuries.

Cassie Cope

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