Police: Man shot neighbor's dog for no reason

COQUILLE, Ore. -- Police in Coquille arrested a man Thursday, after they say he shot his neighbor's dog in the head for no reason.

At about 11:15 am, officers received a call from the 300 block of South Henry Street about a dog that had been shot.

Officers say they contacted Jed Bradly Alexander, 30, of Coquille. Police say Alexander told them that he, "Knew he was in trouble."

After speaking with the victims, officers say Alexander and the victims went out drinking and had returned Alexander's home.

Police say the dog was in Alexander's back yard, and he shot it in the head.

Police say the dog was not reported to be aggressive.

Witnesses told police that the shooting of the dog was not justified and the dog was not a threat.

Police say they found the dog dead in the back yard of the residence, and it appeared to have a large caliber gunshot wound in its ear. 

Officers say Alexander gave no excuse for shooting the dog.

A search of Alexander's residence turned up several other weapons, which were confiscated due to Alexander being a felon, police said.

Alexander was lodged in the Coos County Jail, charged by police with 7 counts of Felon in Possession of a Weapon, one count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Aggravated Animal Abuse I.