Champaign man arrested for shooting dog
CHAMPAIGN — A 32-year-old Champaign man was released on bond Sunday after being arrested overnight for allegedly shooting his dog in the leg.
Champaign police Sgt. Matt Crane said it was a “through and through” wound to the dog’s leg, which was treated at an emergency veterinary clinic. But when police showed up at the owner’s home at 2702 Arden Dr., they found five guns, including an AK-47 assault rifle.
Police arrested the man, Joshua A. Ingersoll, for animal cruelty, reckless discharge of a firearm and not having a firearm owner’s identification card.
Crane said Ingersoll was “heavily intoxicated” when police found him. Ingersoll does not have a prior criminal history, and police are continuing to look in to what caused his behavior.