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Luther man charged with animal cruelty

Scotty C. Hines, 42, is accused of hitting his German shepherd under the eye with a clay coaster meant for his wife, authorities said
by Tim Willert Published: September 29, 2012
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A Luther man is accused of hitting his German shepherd below the eye with a clay coaster intended for his wife, court papers show.

Scotty Chad Hines, 42, was charged Friday in Oklahoma County District Court with one count of felony animal cruelty.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the charge, Hines and his wife were arguing over his drug use when he became upset and threw a coaster at his wife. The coaster missed her and hit the dog.

Hines was not at the couple's residence in the 21200 block of East Bowman Road on Sept. 8 when a sheriff's deputy responded to a disturbance call. The deputy wrote in the affidavit that he saw a “large swollen open laceration below the dog's right eye about the size of a quarter.”

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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