Warrant issued for man who shot dog with crossbow - WNEM TV 5

Warrant issued for man who shot dog with crossbow

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A man charged with shooting his dog in the head with a crossbow has failed to show up for sentencing.

Christopher Scott of Goodland Township was set to return Thursday to Lapeer County District Court. He pleaded guilty Dec. 18 to a charge of abandoning or cruelty to an animal resulting in death.

His 65-pound black-coated mastiff-Labrador mix named Gemma was found wandering in March with an arrow lodged above her left eye. A veterinarian later removed the arrow.

A court clerk tells TV5 Scott did not appear, and now a bench warrant has been issued for his arrest. As of Friday morning, Scott is still at large.

Gemma spent months recovering at an animal rescue.

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