Two years after dog shot during burglary, suspect to answer to charges

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WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A woman charged with shooting a dog during a southern Kentucky burglary more than two years ago is finally answering to those accusations.

Dena Baird is in jail in Whitley County after serving time on unrelated charges in a Tennessee detention facility.

Back in November of 2014, police say Baird and Daniel Meyers broke into a home on Tyes Ferry Road in the Rockholds community. In addition to stealing multiple items, police say the pair shot a dog in the face. The bullet from a .22 gun went all the way through the dog's mouth, but the dog survived.

Police in Jellico, Tennessee arrested the couple after finding them in a stolen in a car. A judge in Tennessee sentenced them in that case. Baird just finished her sentence and was released from the Campbell County jail. She's now in jail in Whitley County to finally answer to the charges in Kentucky.

Police say Daniel Meyers is still serving time for his crime in Tennessee, and like Meyers will be extradited to Whitley County once he is released from the Campbell County jail.

Police say the couple stole more than $2,500 worth of items from the victims during the 2014 break-in.

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