Alleged dog shooter arrested |

Alleged dog shooter arrested

A Truckee man was arrested on Friday for the recent shooting of an East Deerfield Drive dog.

Josh Hunt, 20, was arrested on the evening of Friday, Feb. 16 for allegedly shooting a mastiff, whose body was found last month on Euer Valley Road with two gunshot wounds.

Hunt was charged with three felony counts: cruelty to animals, grand theft and possession of stolen property; and one misdemeanor count of illegal dumping of an animal carcass. He was released that same evening on a $10,000 bond.

The investigation began on Jan. 13 when Nevada County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Truckee Animal Control officers responded to a call by an East Deerfield Drive resident who was missing their dog and found a large bloodstain on the road.

About an hour later, another caller alerted animal control that a dog’s body had been found on Euer Valley Road off of Indian Jack Road just north of Interstate 80. That dog was determined to be the missing mastiff.

An animal autopsy showed the dog died from gunshot wounds and no other trauma leading to the death was determined.

If anyone has additional information about the incident, they are encouraged to contact Dwight Brooks with Animal Control at 582-7830 or Det. Rob Phelan with NCSO at 582-7844.

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