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Man charged after dog is found stabbed


February 21, 2020

A Cloquet man faces a felony charge of mistreating or torturing an animal after he allegedly stabbed a dog in the neck.

According to the criminal complaint, Shayne Jason Thompson, 42, banged on the door of his girlfriend’s father’s residence on Jarvi Road on Feb. 3, allegedly yelling accusations about the daughter at the homeowner and accused him of lying for her. It was reported that Thompson had a knife in his hand.

The homeowner said he went upstairs and Thompson left, but when he came back downstairs he noticed his dog was lying on the floor, shaking. When he rolled the dog over, he...

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