BRYAN — A Bryan man accused of shooting and killing four companion dogs pleaded not guilty to six felony charges Wednesday in Williams County Common Pleas Court.
Philip Taylor, 54, was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on four counts of animal cruelty, all fifth-degree felonies; one count of having weapons under disability, a third-degree felony; and one count of menacing by stalking, a fourth-degree felony.
Bond was set at $75,000 and a pretrial hearing is scheduled for July 2 at 9:30 a.m.
Taylor’s wife, Theresa Taylor, is the owner of Theresa Taylor’s Grooming — a pet grooming business in Archbold. One of the dogs killed, a Shih Tzu named Lilly Mae, belonged to a client who’d been boarding Lilly Mae at the Taylor home. The other three dogs killed were the Taylors’ own.