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Tichner Sentenced to Two Years on Firearm Charges

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One of the men charged in connection with the Earlysville fatal dog shooting in January, will serve two years in prison.

On Tuesday, Brian Tichner, 21, pleaded guilty to a firearm possession charge inside Albemarle County Circuit Court.

He got a five year sentence with all but two years suspended.  He will also have to be on good behavior for five years after he's released.   

In January a 10-month-old Siberian Husky named Mattie was found shot dead on her family's property in the Fray's Ridge Crossing subdivision in Earlysville.

In March, 21-year-old Brian Tichner of Dyke and 26-year-old Justin Riggs of Charlottesville were arrested in connection with the shooting. 


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