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Withee Man Accused of Attempting to Mutilate His Dog Appears in Clark County Court

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 -- 1:33 PM

-A Withee man accused of attempting to mutilate his dog appeared in Clark County court Wednesday afternoon.

According to court records, a dog was found on May 15th with a laceration to the right side of its lower jaw. Police believed the dog had been hit by a car so it was taken to the Owen Veterinary Clinic.

However, as an investigation continued, the authorities learned that the dog belonged to 65-year-old Charles Weissmiller of Withee and that he had intended to kill the dog by skinning it alive. Weissmiller said that he no longer wanted the animal.

Police searched Weissmiller?s home and found two knives, one of which appeared to have blood and small hairs on it. They also discovered pieces of black fur with flesh still attached in the garbage.

The dog, Sammy, is still alive and needed surgery and antibiotics to treat her injuries. Weissmiller has been charged with felony mistreatment of animals. A $3,000 signature bond was filed against him and he is not allowed to have any contact with or possession of any animals.

He will appear in court again in July for a preliminary hearing.

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