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Augusta Man Accused of Shooting Dogs to Face No Time

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An Augusta County man accused of shooting two dogs to death will not serve time behind bars.      

A judge had certified a pair of felony animal cruelty charges against 47-year-old Christopher Scott Harris.  He was set for a jury trial on Monday, but instead pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts. 

Harris was given a $1,000 fine, but the judge suspended his jail time.  The dogs belonged to two neighbors, and Harris said they had been chasing his horses.