Misdemeanor Plea In Pellet Gun Dog Shooting Case

A Sherrard man accused of shooting and injuring a neighbor’s dog with a pellet gun has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count. 57-year-old Michael Elsbury was originally facing a Class 4 felony count in the April 2021 case near the Fyre Lake area, but entered the guilty plea to the Class A misdemeanor Tuesday in Mercer County Circuit Court. Elsbury was placed on 12-months court supervision and fined $500. As  part of the guilty plea the Class 4 felony was dismissed.