Chatsworth man arrested after dog shot

photo James Yaughn

A 68-year-old Chatsworth, Ga., man who put a bullet through a local dog when it stepped on his lawn has been jailed.

James Yaughn has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals and discharging a firearm near a road, records show. Records show Deputy Diane Franklin passed by Yaughn's trailer and saw him dragging a bleeding animal across his yard.

But neighbors say this isn't the first time Yaughn has shot at pet dogs, critters and even the sides of houses.

Shirley Bias has a bullet in the wall of her bedroom where she said Yaughn supposedly shot at an opossum and missed.