Not-guilty plea in Iowa dog shootings case

Published On: Feb 15 2013 08:42:25 AM CST
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A Sioux City man accused of shooting and killing his two dogs has pleaded not guilty to two weapons charges.

Sioux City television KCAU reports that Jon Holloway won't be prosecuted on animal abuse charges. Sioux City Police Lt. Mark Kirkpatrick says it's technically not illegal to shoot your own pets.

Holloway is charged with reckless use of a firearm and discharging a gun within city limits. Authorities say the 51-year-old Holloway shot his two dogs Tuesday with a rifle in his backyard.

Police say Holloway had been arguing with his sister about the dogs being aggressive.

Holloway's trial is scheduled for April 24.