Fentress Co. veteran shoots and kills four dogs

7:23 PM, Dec 31, 2012   |    comments
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  • Fentress County deputies found at least 4 guns and more than 5,000 rounds of ammunition at Daniel Angelone's home in Wilder.
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The Fentress County Sheriff's Office is investigating a case surrounding an Iraq war veteran who shot and killed his four dogs and choked two people in his home.

According to Sheriff Tony Choate, around 4 a.m. on Dec. 28 Daniel Angelone of Wilder took his four dogs outside and shot and killed each one.

"I believe he used a .44 Magnum and AR-15," Sheriff Choate said.
Fentress County deputies responded to the scene; they were able to convince Angelone to leave the residence before taking him into custody.

"We got him out of the residence because we didn't want to go into the residence with his arsenal," Sheriff Choate explained.

Inside the home, deputies found at least four guns and more than 5,000 rounds of ammunition.

According to the sheriff, Angelone is not allowed to own a gun since he is a convicted felon.

Angelone is a felon out of the state of Ohio on domestic assault and also has charges in Kentucky.

Sheriff Choate said before Angelone executed the dogs, he had choked his wife two times to the point where she passed out and had also choked a juvenile in the home.

Charges against Angelone include the following: aggravated domestic assault x2, animal cruelty x4, aggravated assault on a juvenile; violation of implied consent law; open container; felon in possession of a hand gun.

According to the sheriff, Angelone suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and is being evaluated at a mental institution.

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