Shots Fired Complaint Leads To Charges Involving Injured Puppy

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Bear, Delaware – The Delaware State Police have arrested a Bear man for multiple crimes after a shots fired incident left a dog injured, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Juanita Huey.

Huey said the preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at approximately 8:00 a.m., when troopers responded to a 9-1-1 call for a shots fired complaint at a residence in the 3800 block of Wrangle Hill Road in Bear. Upon their arrival, Troopers learned that a person in the area heard the gunfire and then heard a dog yelping and crying followed by a woman screaming, according to Huey.

Troopers have alleged that Jesse E. Davis, 24 of Bear, discharged a firearm in the presence of a 23-year-old female victim. That victim was not injured. Troopers have also alleged that a four-month-old puppy was struck in the neck during the incident.

Jesse E. Davis

After the injured dog was located hiding under a stack of wood pallets in the backyard, Delaware Animal Services was contacted and responded to the scene. The dog, named Nova appeared to be a black and tan German Shepherd-Husky mix. Delaware Animal Services transported the injured dog to Newark VCA after being treated at the scene.

The firearm was located at the scene and seized as evidence, said Huey.

Davis, who appeared to be intoxicated was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 2, according to Huey.  He charged with
Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony
Cruelly or Unnecessarily Injuring Any Animal and
Discharging a Firearm within 15 Yards of a Public Roadway.

He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in default of $36,050 secured bail.


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