HEMINGFORD, Neb. — A 29-year-old Hemingford man has been charged with two felonies after officials say he shot his girlfriend’s dog to death.

Scottsbluff radio station KNEB reports that Adam Swanson is charged with intentional cruelty to an animal and unlawful discharge of a firearm. He faces three years in prison if convicted.

Box Butte County deputies were called Saturday night to the home. Deputies say Swanson was intoxicated and intentionally shot and killed the dog in its kennel following an argument. Deputies say Swanson admitted during questioning to shooting the dog.

He is free after posting $2,000. His next court appearance is set for Feb. 6.

No attorney is listed for Swanson in online court records. Swanson did not immediately return a message left Friday at a phone listing for him.

Information from: KNEB-AM, http://www.kneb.com

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