Mayor To Face Trial In Dogs' Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GIRARD, Kan. (AP) _ A judge has determined that enough evidence exists to put McCune Mayor Don Call on trial for shooting two dogs.

Call was bound over for trial after a preliminary hearing Monday in Crawford County District Court. He pleaded innocent to two felony counts of cruelty to animals and one misdemeanor count of illegal discharge of a firearm in dogs' deaths in February.

Crawford County Attorney Michael Gayoso said he filed the felony charges because he believes the dogs were killed maliciously.

Call has said he killed the dogs after receiving a report that they were chasing a neighbor's children.

He did not seek re-election as mayor in April, but 98 write-in votes kept him in office.

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