Duncan trial of alleged dog beater continues Aug. 11

The trial of a local man accused of beating a dog on a road near Duncan, then threatening witnesses, continues Aug. 11 in Duncan court, staff said.

Proceedings against suspect Brandon Harrison were adjourned June 9 until June 17, when the late summer date was booked.

Harrison pleaded not guilty in mid-December to charges connected to the alleged April 21, 2013 beating of a Boston terrier/French bulldog cross some folks have named Terry.

His charges include counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm; criminal harassment; causing an animal to continue to be in distress; and causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal.

Nearly 24,000 people signed a petition — handed to Crown Dec. 2 — called Justice For Terry. It supports maximum sentencing against Harrison, if convicted.

The animal rights organization PETA has also written Crown, urging it to push for incarceration, an animal ownership prohibition, and anger-management classes for Harrison, if he is convicted.

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