Hebron man in jail after family dog shot inside home

HEBRON — A Hebron man is in custody here on several felony charges after allegedly using a handgun to kill the family dog inside his home.

Matthew E. Meyer, 27, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for four charges, all felonies: possession of a firearm by a prohibited person; unlawful discharge of a firearm; use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony; and terroristic threats.

He remained in the Thayer County Jail this morning. Bond is set at $500,000, with a 10 percent cash provision for bail.

In the affidavit supporting the arrest warrant, Sheriff David Lee stated that Meyer, who is on probation after serving a prison sentence in Florida, had killed the miniature Doberman pinscher during an argument with his wife, Sarah, inside their home at 220 Eads Ave.

The Meyers reportedly were in their bedroom arguing about the dog when Meyer allegedly reached under the bed, pulled out the handgun and shot the dog in its kennel four times, killing it. He reportedly left the house later.

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