January 31, 2012 | 04:24 PMELKHORN — In two separate incidents, the Walworth County District Attorney's Office has filed felony charges against two men, who allegedly shot and killed dogs, one of whom allegedly stuffed the animal's body in a freezer.
Jeffery A. Borre, 38, of Whitewater, faces felony charges of mistreatment of animals and bail jumping and a misdemeanor charge of intentionally killing a dog. If convicted of all counts, Borre faces nine years and eight months imprisonment and $25,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, Borre shot a Rottweiler in its head, put the animal in a garbage bag and put it in a freezer.
Kevin G. Gann, 52, of Delavan, faces felony charges of possession of a short-barreled shotgun, two counts of mistreatment of animals and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. If convicted of all counts, Gann faces 13 years and three months imprisonment and $31,000 in fines.
Gann allegedly shot two dogs after one of them chewed on the trim around his roommate's windows, according to the criminal complaint. Before shooting the dog, Gann beat the animal until his hands were bloody.
According to the criminal complaint against Borre:
On Jan. 9, Borre's brother-in-law contacted police after he went to Borre's residence and found a large amount of blood and what he believed to be a dead dog in the freezer. The brother-in-law went to Borre's residence to retrieve clothing for Borre's child, who was staying with him.
The brother-in-law said he heard Borre make comments about killing the dog, who was named Banner, in the past.
Before Banner was killed, Banner reportedly vomited on Borre's child's coat and had gotten into cooking oil that spilled in Borre's residence. On Jan. 8, Borre's sister said Borre told her he shot the dog, but his sister didn't believe him because he was intoxicated and rambling.
On Jan. 9, police went to Borre's residence and retrieved ammunition and the dog.
A veterinarian performed a necropsy, which is an autopsy for an animal, and reported that the animal's death was caused by a shot to the head.
On Jan. 17, after Borre was released from custody with the condition he consume no alcohol, police were called to his residence and found him intoxicated.
According to the criminal complaint against Gann:
On Jan. 17, police spoke to a man who said Gann recently moved into his residence with two dogs and a bird. The man said after he learned Gann was using drugs, he asked him to leave.
About four days earlier, the roommate said he found a large blood spot on a cushion and on the carpet next to the couch.
When the roommate asked about the blood stain, Gann apologized and said he wanted to clean it before the roommate noticed it.
Gann told his roommate that the beagle belonging to his ex-girlfriend chewed on the trim around the windows of the house.
Gann told his roommate that he became so angry that he beat the dog until his hands were bloody, shot it and discarded the body behind the house.
Gann's former roommate told police Gann brought several firearms to the residence, one of which was a sawed-off shotgun. The roommate then asked about the other dog, and Gann responded that he shot that dog as well and threw the body out by the other dog.
Police contacted Gann's exgirlfriend, who said she was afraid of Gann after learning what had happened to the dogs. The woman said Gann called her on Jan. 17, and told her he killed the dogs and was coming to kill her and her family.