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Newton man shoots neighbor’s dog

No charges have been filed

An at-large dog was shot and killed by a neighbor Thursday morning in southwest Newton.

The incident occurred around 10:27 a.m. Thursday in the 600 block of West Third Street South after Newton Police were called on an animal at-large complaint.

According to a news release provided by the Newton Police Department, the caller told dispatch there were two dogs running loose in her yard. They were acting aggressive and would not let her out of her house, she said. Before officers arrived, the reporting party called back and said she believed a neighbor had shot one of the dogs.

When Lt. Ron Cook arrived, he discovered a Newton man, Ronald Kollmann had shot and killed one of the dogs on his property. Kollmann told Cook the dog had run at him in an aggressive manner, and he shot it.

During the investigation the owner of the dogs, Sidney Zellmer, of Newton, was located and the officer discovered the dogs were not licensed as required by Newton City Ordinance. Zellmer is expected to be cited for allowing dogs to run at-large and for not having the dogs licensed.

Kollmann is expected to be cited for discharging a firearm within the city limits. Charges were still pending Monday morning.

Contact Kate Malott at 641-792-3121 ext. 6533 or kmalott@newtondailynews.com

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