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Hudson Valley Man Shoots, Kills Neighbor’s Dog, Police Say

Scott Messick
Scott Messick Photo Credit: New York State Police

A 58-year-old man shot and killed his neighbor’s dog in the Hudson Valley, an investigation by State Police from the Poughkeepsie barracks revealed.

State Police responded to Meddaugh Road in the town of LaGrange for a report of a dog shot on Jan. 28. An investigation determined Scott Messick of Pleasant Valley discharged a shotgun within 500 feet of nearby residences without permission and killed the dog.

Messick was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, a Class A misdemeanor, and illegal discharge of a firearm, an unclassified misdemeanor, on Friday, Feb. 9.

Police have not released further details on the incident.

Messick was issued appearance tickets returnable to the town of LaGrange Court on Feb. 20.

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