Tenants Harbor Man Accused of Shooting Dog

Joy Hollowell

Updated 2 years ago

A Tenants Harbor man is behind held without bail, after authorities say he shot a dog in the head because it made a mess on his floor.37-year old Eric Lugar was arrested Saturday.Lugar is charged with two counts of cruelty to animals, as well as possession of drugs and violating a condition of release.Authorities say his live-in girlfriend, 41-year old Holly Thibodeau, is also charged with cruelty to animals and possession of drugs.Officers went to his home on the 15th of this month, after being alerted by someone who claimed he heard Lugar brag about the crime.Police say they found a gunshot wound above the dog’s left eye and blood leaking from a wound and in the animal’s mouth.Lugar allegedly told police the dog was hit by a car, then changed his story.The dog was taken to a local vet. No word on its condition.


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