Teen pleads guilty to burglary where JSO's dog was shot

by: Stephanie Brown, News 104.5 WOKV Updated:

The teen tied to the burglary of a Jacksonville detective’s home- where the detective’s dog was shot- has now pleaded guilty to some of the charges he faced. 

The dog, Hemingway, went missing last October after Detective Paul Shaw’s home was broken in to in Murray Hill. Shaw’s truck and two handguns were taken, and a shell casing and blood was found at the scene, leading investigators to believe Hemingway had been shot. 

The teen was arrested for multiple felony counts, after he was caught in the stolen truck with one of the stolen guns. He led police on a chase, which included several collisions, in an effort to escape capture. 

Hemingway was found after about four days, during a community search. He underwent surgery for a gunshot to the face, but has recovered

The teen has pleaded guilty to burglary and cocaine possession, but not for shooting Hemingway. Prosecutors say they were not able to prove with the evidence available that fired the gun. The defense believes the guilty pleas are fair.

The teen has been sentenced to a high-risk juvenile facility for 9-12 months. He has already been in County Jail for more than 300 days, and will face additional provisions until he’s 21.

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