A Scottsville man will appear before a grand jury in February after having a preliminary hearing Thursday in district court.
A judge certified a felony larceny charge against 45-year old Michael Mullins. Police say he shot and killed a hunting dog last November.
Mullins misdemeanor charges are being set aside at this point, but can be brought back up again to the grand jury.
A series of town hall-style meetings for Charlottesville's neighborhoods will continue on May 23 with a meeting for residents of the Martha Jefferson and Little High neighborhoods.