Dustin Dixon, the man charged with killing Crossville Police Dog K-9 Cain, pled guilty today in court. Dixon, 29, was indicted on charges of felony aggravated assault, felony evading arrest, reckless endangerment, killing of a service animal, theft of property of more than $10,000, driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license.
Dixon pleaded guilty to killing of a service animal, theft of property of more than $10,000 and aggravated assault. All are class C felonies. Dixon received a six-year prison sentence with all remaining charges being dropped.
Dixon agreed to pay restitution of $250 to the city and $25,000 restitution to Turner for the truck.
Six years is the maximum allowed under current state law for the killing of a police K-9. The sentence is based on the value of the service animal and to raise the sentence for killing a K-9 will require action by the Tennessee General Assembly. READ MORE HERE