Domestic violence case: Woman charged with attempted murder and animal abuse

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.

Deputies arrived to find two men at the end of the driveway in a gray Jeep Cherokee. The situation was considered high-risk, and guns were drawn until the two men were detained. At this time deputies approached Hill with guns drawn, where it was learned Hill and Stewart had gotten into an argument.
Hill pulled a semi-automatic handgun and began firing at Stewart, with one of the rounds hitting a dog. Stewart and his were uninjured in the confrontation.

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.





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