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MSP: Man arrested after fleeing state for months after killing dog

Scott Lindberg, 32 of Levering, was arrested and charged after MSP said he shot and killed a dog in May of 2017. (Photo Courtesy: Michigan State Police)

EMMET COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A northern Michigan man was arrested after troopers said he killed a dog and stole firearms from a home.

According to Michigan State Police, the arrest comes after a Gaylord trooper was called to investigate the shooting death of a dog and the theft from a home in May of 2017.

Witnesses identified the suspect as Scott Lindberg, 32 of Levering, who investigators said fled the state for several months following the incident.

The case was handed over the Emmet County Prosecutor's Office for review.

Felony warrants for larceny in a building, larceny of firearms and animals-killing/torturing were issues in addition to a habitual offender charge.

MSP said Lindberg was recently found to have returned to the state and was arrested on November 4 and charged on November 5.

Emmet County Animal Control assisted in the investigation.

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