Stow man accused of shooting, killing neighbor's dog with pellet gun arrested

STOW, Ohio - A Stow man was booked into police custody after he was accused of shooting a dog to death on July 27.

James Tibbs turned himself in Tuesday on charges of discharge of firearms and killing/injuring animals, according to police.

Officers said the family that owns the animal contacted officers to report that their dog had been found dead in the neighbor's yard.

Stow police said a witness reported seeing Tibbs shoot the dog. Tibbs told officers he was shooting a pellet gun with his son when the dog came into their yard and acted aggressive.

Tibbs was released Tuesday night on bond. He is scheduled to answer to the charges at Stow Municipal Court on Friday.

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