A Grayslake man was ordered held on $400,000 bond Saturday after being charged with fatally shooting a dog in an unincorporated area near his home.
Elvin Dooley, 57, of 24250 W. Townline Rd. in Grayslake, was initially charged Friday with one count of aggravated cruelty to animals, a Class 4 felony, according to the Lake County Sheriff's office. Bond was set in the warrant at $10,000.
The Lake County Sheriff’s office announced early Saturday that Dooley was also charged with two felony counts of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and one count of misdemeanor possession of a firearm without a FOID card.
He appeared for a bond hearing Saturday on the new charges and was ordered held on $400,000.
Does that seem a bit severe to you? Shooting a dog is bad, but possession of a gun by a felon is 40 times worse? Of course maybe the amount of bail is an unfair scale to judge the severity of a crime.
What's your opinion? Is this simply another case of "the gun being the answer?"
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