‘You’re right. You are going to prison’: Judge sentences man accused in shooting of K-9 Tess

‘You’re right. You are going to prison’: Judge sentences man accused in shooting of K-9 Tess

(Las Vegas Metro Police, St. George News)


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ST. GEORGE — The man who pleaded guilty to crimes related to the 2017 shooting of K-9 Tess was sentenced this week, but while prison was a certainty in the case, the amount of time was in question.

Alvie Jared Grover, 57, of St. George, appeared Tuesday in 5th District Court for sentencing on three second-degree felonies, including two counts of theft of a firearm or vehicle and criminal mischief, as well as a third-degree felony count of injuring/interfering with a police animal. The case is related to the shooting of K-9 officer Tess in August 2017.

Grover pleaded guilty to the charges during a hearing in December.

Tess was a 7-year-old Belgian Malinois that had worked for the Sheriff’s Office for a little more than four years when she was shot twice while attempting to apprehend a suspect, later identified as Grover, during a carjacking incident Aug. 29.

Grover addressed the court Tuesday, saying “it was a shame” the incident ever happened.

“I ended up with 19 bullet holes,” he said, adding that it was very painful.

Read the full article at St. George News.

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