Pearl mayoral candidate charged with killing dog

Published 8:21 am Friday, March 24, 2017

(AP) — A candidate running for mayor of Pearl, Mike Prestage, 51, was charged with animal cruelty, discharging a weapon within city limits and malicious mischief after a neighbor, Josh Jordan, found his dog dead on Prestage’s property.

Police Lt. Brian McGairty said teens witnessed the shooting. Prestage denied shooting the dog.

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