City Alderman Shoots Dog
By: CJ Cassidy
Police arrested 60-year-old Larry Watkins soon after the incident happened.
Larry Watkins tells me the dog he killed, and two other dogs had been hanging around his house for a couple of weeks.
He claims he called animal control officers, but when no help came, he decided to take matters into his own hands.
"They don't do nothing so yeah yeah I shot the damn thing right there on my back porch," Larry Watkins raises Rottweilers, away from his duties as City Alderman.
He says he did not want this toy Doberman, or any others around his dogs.
"For about the last two weeks personally I guess you could say I got three big dogs when I pulled in the driveway sit there gnawing at me," Watkins says.
"The suspect stated he did have a female dog who was in heat," Detective Trevor Pulley with the Dexter Police Department says.
"I have a pet myself in order to take an animal's life like that especially in the city they better be causing some type of danger to someone else or themselves," Cpl. Wes Warrick with the Dexter Police Department says.