A landlord will lose his gun rights and pay more than a thousand dollars in restitution for shooting dead his tenant’s 10-month-old barking border collie last year and threatening to shoot its teenage owner.
At sentencing on Tuesday, Allen Dale Green, 66, was ordered to pay $1,369.50 in restitution, in part to cover moving costs after the tenants decided to leave, as well as a $10,000 fine.
District Judge Don Harris also said Green had an anger problem and ordered a mental health evaluation.
Green was on his lawnmower tending to sheep on his rural property west of Huntley on Aug. 2, 2017, when his tenant’s puppy began barking, according to charging documents.
Green later told sheriff’s deputies he became upset, retrieved his rifle and shot the dog, which was tethered outside. He then threatened to shoot his tenant’s 13-year-old daughter, who was yelling and swearing at him, Green said.
Green said in court Tuesday he was sorry for threatening the daughter but that he "couldn't stand" her verbal attack.
Harris said Green was, “at best, sorta sorry" for his actions.
Green was convicted of assault with a weapon, a felony, and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.
Prosecutors dismissed a count of obstructing a peace officer, after sheriff's deputies found Green hiding under a flatbed trailer as they searched his property to question him.
Green said the tenants owed him two months' rent.