(WTRF) Officials in Brooke County say a man in the county has a felony animal cruelty warrant out for his arrest.

Ron Sebeck of Wellsburg allegedly shot his neighbor’s dog.

Officials say the owners of Poppy, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, only 1 1/2 years, went missing on September 29.

The family searched for the dog, but they were tipped on October 6 that Poppy was shot by Sebeck, according to officials.

Officials say that Sebeck admitted to shooting her with a high-powered pellet gun and that he was drinking but didn’t know where Poppy was.

On October 8, officials say the family found Poppy dead.

Officials say the case is now in the hands of the prosecutor.

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