Man who shot, killed dog faces more charges; another also charged

Man who shot, killed dog faces more charges; another also charged
Adam and Leigh Beck both face charges in connection to the crime. (Source: Caroline County Sheriff's Office)

CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - A man charged with killing a hunting dog in Caroline County now faces more charges. Another person is also now charged in the case.

Adam Beck was arrested on felony animal cruelty charges initially, and now also faces a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, two counts of destruction of property, assault and two counts of larceny.

Leigh Beck, who also lives in the home, is charged with two counts of child endangerment for leaving loaded firearms within a child’s reach.

On Friday, the sheriff’s office got a call from the dog’s owner, saying the dog had been shot and its tracking collar removed.

The dog had been hunting on property owned by Beck.

Deputies recovered the dog’s tracking collar in Beck’s home along with two AR-15 rifles. He was arrested on felony animal cruelty charges, and has since bonded out of jail.

Officials want to remind everyone that it’s illegal to remove a dog’s GPS collar and ID tags, and it’s a felony to harm or kill a hunting dog.

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