Gerry Hendricks is charged with allowing dogs to run at large and keeping unlicensed dogs.
The sheep, owned by Reynolds Ritchie, were killed Saturday and Sunday while in a field.
Another neighbor, Debbie Hustus, reported that two dogs entered her barn and bit her cow on the leg before she chased them away.
McFadden said said the dogs normally are kept indoors but escaped while Hendricks was away for the weekend. The detective said Hendricks planned to apologize and discuss the dead sheep with the Ritchie family.