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Iowa Man Accused of Shooting Dog Has Bond Doubled

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SPERRY, Iowa (AP) - A Sperry man accused of shooting a dog in front of a 10-year-old boy saw his bond more than doubled during his first court appearance in Des Moines County District Court.

The Burlington Hawk Eye reports that District Associate Judge Michael Dieterich increased bond for 21-year-old Cody Trails Warth to $12,500 on Friday.

Warth had been free on $5,000 bond when he appeared before the judge Friday on charges of felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor counts of animal abuse and shooting a gun across a roadway. He was led from the courtroom in handcuffs and later released from jail after a bail bondsman posted his bail.

Prosecutors say Warth last week shot a neighboring family's dog while it played on the family's property near the 10-year-old boy.

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