A soldier faces a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge after he was accused of shooting a dog in the face.
The Geneva County Sheriff's offfice said the canine had to be euthanized because of the injury. 35-year-old Army Warrant Officer Henry Bradley Wilson of Enterprise was released on $500 bond after he surrendered to sheriff's deputies on Friday.
Wilson, who is stationed at Fort Rucker, allegedly shot the dog Jan. 8. in the Black community.
Deputies said they acted on a complaint filed by the dog's owner.
Wilson claimed the dog was shot because it attacked his chickens.