Springfield man accused of firing gun at house, then shooting pitbull

A Springfield man is accused of shooting a dog after firing rounds at a house.

Trevor Tolliver Jr., 30, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court with felonious assault and improper discharging firearm at/into habitation or school safety zone. He pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $75,000.

Springfield police began their investigation Aug. 7 when they were called to a home on Chestnut Avenue, according to an affidavit filed with the charges.

“(A victim) stated that she, (a man) and her child were sitting on her front porch with their brindle pitbull when the suspect, Trevor Tolliver, arrived in front of the house,” the affidavit says. “Mr. Tolliver got out of the vehicle and began yelling at everyone at the house saying ‘come on now!’ He then began shooting a small black revolver at the home. Mr. Tolliver then shot the left rear paw and buttocks of the dog.”

The officers wrote in the affidavit that after shooting the house approximately six times, Tolliver began to talk away.

“He walked several feet westbound while reloading the revolver, walked back to the front of the home and fired approximately six more rounds into the home. He then ran eastbound on Chestnut a few feet and got back into the silver Tahoe which fled eastbound.”

All the alleged victims confirmed the story, the affidavit says, and officers were able to take nearly 50 photos at the scene.

The affidavit also says that neighbors in the area were also able to confirm the details of the shooting.

Tolliver was unable to be located after the shooting, but was arrested over the weekend, according to jail records.

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