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STEVENSON, Wash. -- A Stevenson man accused of blowing up his dog has been charged with a felony, and court documents show he thought the dog was possessed.

The Skamania County sheriff's office says the prosecutor filed charges Monday against Christopher Wayne Dillingham.

The felony is possession of a bomb or explosive device with intent to use for an unlawful purpose. If convicted, the 45-year-old could face up to 20 years in prison. He's also charged with reckless endangerment.

In court papers, investigators said Dillingham attached a fireworks bomb to the dog's collar early Sunday and set it off with a blast that alarmed neighbors. Dillingham said he killed the dog because an ex-girlfriend had put the devil in it. He also said he was preparing for the rapture.

Dillingham appeared in court Monday in Stevenson and was ordered held on $500,000 bail.

Background: Man who blew up dog not charged with abuse

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