Man arrested after allegedly shooting woman’s dog, breaking into her house

Man arrested after allegedly shooting woman’s dog, breaking into her house

BATON ROUGE – A man was arrested after allegedly shooting a dog while it was locked in a kennel and then breaking into a home and threatening the owner.

Baton Rouge police officers said 35-year-old Richard Lovely went to a woman’s home on Balis Drive around 1 a.m. and shot her dog while it was sitting in a kennel on an enclosed porch.

Arrest documents say after shooting the dog, the man went into the home and confronted a woman inside about his missing cell phones. She told police while the man was asking her questions, he was holding a gun and she feared that he would shoot her.

Police arrested Lovely at the scene. He was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, felon in possession of a firearm, aggravated assault, illegal use of a weapon, home invasion and misrepresentation during booking.

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_35663ef4-4fb2-11ec-9b21-db0ca2278438.html

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