Man penalized for dogs killing deer

HOLLIDAYSBURG – A Tipton man whose dogs killed two antlerless deer and a cottontail rabbit in February was placed on two years’ probation and fined $500 when he appeared Friday before Blair County Judge Daniel J. Milliron.

Kevin Lloyd Taylor, 59, as part of the agreement presented to Milliron, will be allowed to keep a black Labrador retriever and two pugs, but he must get rid of any other dogs he has.

Taylor’s appearance before the judge on Friday morning was brief.

Initially he was to be arraigned, but Milliron dispensed with the arraignment after Assistant District Attorney Julia

Wilt informed him that

a plea agreement had

been reached.

Taylor was sentenced on two counts of failing to confine his dogs.

The charges stated that on Feb. 19, Wildlife Conservation Officer William J. Brehun Jr. was notified of an incident in which two dogs were spotted chasing a deer along Grazierville Road. They included a black Labrador and a Siberian husky.

The officer tracked the dogs and deer by following a trail of blood.

Court records show Taylor has received fines at the magisterial district level for allowing his dogs to run free.

In a Feb. 6 incident, he was ordered by Magisterial District Justice Fred Miller to pay $800 to the Game Commission and $571 in costs and fines.