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Court Rescheduled for Scottsville Man Charged with Death of Hunting Dog

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A Scottsville man who faces felony charges for the death of a hunting dog appeared in court Thursday morning, but now his case has been rescheduled.  

Police say Michael Mullins killed a hunting dog that came on his property last November. The beagle strayed off the land the hunters he belonged to were on when he was killed. That group was hunting for deer in southern Albemarle County.

The hunters were tracking the dogs through Global Positioning System (GPS) units on each dog's collar. The beagle's GPS signal was strong along the 4700 block of Eyeland Drive, but then the signal disappeared.

Mullins is facing charges including felony larceny of a dog, larceny of a tracking collar, removing an electric dog collar, and animal cruelty.

Hunting dogs are not bound by Albemarle County's leash law as long as they are on a bona fide hunt. Hunters are also allowed to go onto a person's property to retrieve their dog if the dog strays.

Mullins will appear back in court in January 2013.

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