Dog Shot & Killed
A man is arrested after police say he shot and killed a dog. Ricky Baldwin is charged with felony animal cruelty.
Friends of the owner say the dog named Shadow, was shot at the owner’s home. They say it happened last Friday night after Baldwin was upset that Shadow had mated with his female dog.
Baldwin lives in the same neighborhood as the dog owner, on Ambrosia Lane in Fletcher. Kirsten Blockyou and Michele Mantz says the two dogs were running free when they got together, and that it wasn’t the dogs’ fault.
Kirsten is the owner’s girlfriend, and says Baldwin needs to pay for what he did. She says, “I hate to see him, like I guess my boyfriend’s family be put up into it, because that is his family, but what he done was wrong.” Mantz says she plans to hold a candlelight vigil for Shadow Friday night at the historic courhouse in Hendersonville.
News 13 was unable to reach Ricky Baldwin for his side of the story. Baldwin is out on $3,000 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for August 26th.
By: Sherrill Barber