Man put on probation, fined $300 for animal mutilation

November 14, 1997

A Westminster man, who was found guilty in September of animal mutilation in the death of a dog and failing to stop after a motor vehicle accident, has been placed on one year of probation and fined $300.

Gary L. Wilson, 53, of the 2300 block of Sandel Lane also was ordered by Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. on Wednesday to perform 100 hours of community service.

Wilson surrendered Dec. 30 after reading in a newspaper that police were looking for a man who had run over a Dalmatian at 11: 23 p.m. Dec. 28, dragging the dog about five miles from the accident on South Church Street in Westminster.

Court records indicate that Wilson said it was foggy, and he thought he had struck a small deer. Wilson did stop briefly and, as Matthew Davis tried to remove his yelping pet, prosecutors said Wilson's vehicle struck Davis, who had tried to flag down Wilson's van.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 8: 45 a.m. Wednesday to an auto fire in the 400 block of Malcolm Drive. Units were out 24 minutes.

Pub Date: 11/14/97

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