Crawford man arrested for dispute with his dog

A Crawford man learned the hard way Sunday night that alcohol, a gun, and being mad at your dog is a bad combination.

48-year old Donald D-J Utter was arrested without incident on a variety of charges after firing off a pistol and telling a responding Dawes County Sheriff's deputy that his dog had gotten out of the yard too many times and "he was going to take care of it."

Sheriff Karl Dailey says the deputy responded to a citizens call about a gunshot and made contact with Utter, who was armed, about 9:15.

Dailey says Utter surrendered without incident and was arrested on charges of consuming alcohol on public property, discharging a firearm inside the Crawford city limits, attempted cruelty to animals, disturbing the peace, and other weapons offenses.

The dog was not harmed and Utter was released on bond after being taken to the Dawes County Jail.

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