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Duncan man pleads not-guilty to April 21 dog-beating
Brandon Harrison pleaded not-guilty in Duncan provincial court Tuesday against three separate charges in connection with the beating of a Boston terrier.
Harrison, 26, is facing charges of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, criminal harassment and causing an animal to continue to be in distress.
A court date for September 10 has been booked to confirm the trial date for October 15.
Chris and Leigh Davies were witnesses to the April 21 incident where they spotted the terrier they've been referring to as Terry on Cowichan Lake Road.
According to Davies, a man pinned the dog by the neck to the road and punched him three times in the head, before throwing the dog into the ditch.
The Davies addressed the man and heated words were exchanged, including what Chris said was a nasty threat by the man to his wife when she said she was going to call 9-11.
"He said, 'I’ll f---ing kill you if you dial 9-11," he recalled in a previous article.
North Cowichan/Duncan Cpl. Jon Stuart confirmed the owner of the terrier was questioned by an officer as well as a B.C. SCPA investigator and arrested April 28 and released on conditions.