C. Oregon men charged in sheep dog death

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by Associated Press

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Posted on October 2, 2012 at 7:52 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 2 at 7:52 AM

PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A Crook County grand jury indicted two brothers on criminal mischief and animal abuse charges in the shooting of three sheep dogs.

The Great Pyrenees dogs were killed in late August when 59-year-old Craig Johnson of Bend and 66-year-old Paul Johnson of Roseburg were hunting in the Ochoco Mountains.

KTVZ reports (http://is.gd/0hSgx0 ) they told deputies they thought they were wild dogs. They didn't know about a large number of sheep being grazed in the area. The brothers were indicted Friday.

The dogs' owner, Gordon Clark of Madras, estimated their value at $7,500.

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