West Covina Man Faces 6 Felony Counts For Allegedly Shooting Neighbor’s Dog

WEST COVINA (CBS) — A half-dozen felony counts were filed Friday against a Baldwin Park man accused of shooting at a neighbor’s dog and then following the pet and a 7-year-old girl inside their home and threatening to kill the canine.

Carleton Raye States, 31, was scheduled to be arraigned Friday afternoon in West Covina Superior Court on two counts of child abuse and one count each of criminal threats, first-degree burglary, discharge of a firearm with gross negligence and having a concealed firearm.

States allegedly taunted the dog as the 7-year-old girl was playing outside her home, drew a handgun and fired a round at the dog after it began to bark.

He followed the dog into the girl’s home, pointed a gun at the girl as she held the dog in her lap and threatened to shoot the animal, prosecutors allege.

If convicted, States faces up more than 20 years in state prison.

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