Tuesday, 15 January 2019 18:04

Accused dog killer may face additional jail time

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ELLSWORTH - One of two men accused in the brutal death of a small dog owned by a lobsterman from Winter Harbor, may face additional jail time.

Justin Chipman, 23, of Steuben, and Nathan Burke, 37, of Hancock both face aggravated cruelty to animals, burglary, theft, and aggravated criminal mischief charges in connection to the death of Franky, a six-year-old pug-Boston terrier mix owned by Phillip Torrey.

The dog's severely beaten and shot body washed ashore in Hancock back in August wrapped in black plastic.

The Hancock County District Attorney's office filed paperwork this week asking that Chipman, who was previously convicted of terrorizing and was free on an administrative release, be returned to jail for violating conditions of his release.

A hearing on the motion is scheduled for Feb. 15.

Nit-Noi Ricker

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Nit-Noi Ricker is an Army brat who grew up on a farm in Winterport. She went to the University of Maine and the University of Northern Texas to learn how to be a journalist and started her career in Arizona at the Williams-Grand Canyon News, ...