June 26, 2016
A Crook County, Oregon woman is charged with attempted murder and animal abuse in a criminal domestic violence case after she fired several shots at her live-in boyfriend and accidentally injured one of the couple’s dogs ,KTVZ News reported June 26.
Tina Marie Hill, 51, called Crook County Sheriff’s Department on Saturday stating she had shot at her boyfriend, Dennis Stewart, 49. Deputies were dispatched around 4 p.m. to their home on Southeast Myrtlewood lane in the Juniper Acres area, Sgt. Travis Jurgens confirmed. Stewart had left the home and returned with another man, who wasn’t involved in the shooting.
Hill was charged with attempted murder, first-degree animal abuse, reckless endangerment, unlawful use of a weapon and pointing a firearm at another person. She was booked into Crook County Jail in Prineville under $295,000 bond. The dog was taken to Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Bend and is recovering.
The investigation is ongoing. Alcohol doesn’t appear to be a factor, but it’s possible drugs were involved in the shooting.