Kane County sheriff’s deputies are investigating allegations that the husband of Wayne Village President Eileen Phipps shot and killed a neighbor’s canine with out justification.
Based on a sheriff’s workplace information launch Thursday, deputies discovered a house owner had fired a handgun a number of occasions at two canines. The house owner instructed authorities the canines have been on his property and aggressively blocking his path from his boat dock, the place he was standing, again to his residence, the discharge said.
The discharge doesn’t title the house owner, however Phipps and Sheriff Ron Hain confirmed Thursday it was Phipps’ husband, Hal.
No expenses have been filed as of Thursday. Hal Phipps has not commented publicly.
Hain confirmed that sheriff’s deputies have been the primary to answer a 911 name of gunshots being fired late Tuesday afternoon on the 5N600 block of Pearson Drive, as a result of the deputies have been close by within the unincorporated Valley View subdivision.
Later, the Wayne police chief requested the sheriff to take over the investigation, due to the connection to the village president, Hain stated.
The canines’ proprietor, Joe Petit, lives subsequent door and disputes that his canines have been aggressive.
Petit stated the canine that died, 2-year-old Ludwig, was a Dogo Argentino and weighed about 100 kilos.
A good friend had taken Ludwig and Ludwig’s brother to swim within the Fox River, Petit stated. The canines weren’t on the Phippses’ property, Petit stated, and the canine was shot whereas within the river.
“She (his good friend) was proper there at my boat launch with my boy,” Petit stated.
“They’re like kittens,” he stated of his canines’ temperaments, including Ludwig would often trot over to a different neighbor’s home to play with a baby and a cat. Ludwig had discovered find out how to open doorways and a yard gate, Petit stated.
However Eileen Phipps stated, “These canines run free continuously, day and night time, night time and day.”
In June, one of many canines bit Hal Phipps, based on two village ordinance violation tickets that Wayne police issued to Petit.
Phipps stated the canine bit her husband in a knee and ankle, and that he acquired remedy, together with antibiotics, at Northwestern Medication Central DuPage Hospital. She stated it occurred in her yard, with one of many canines pushing her husband down.
“These aren’t these candy little cuddly puppies,” she stated.
Phipps stated her husband “is completely cooperating with the Kane County sheriff’s division and can proceed to take action.”
The sheriff’s workplace launch stated authorities are reviewing video proof and statements of the folks concerned.
“Clearly there are going to be extra interviews, and dedication of the (shot) trajectory,” Hain stated Wednesday. His detectives will evaluate the findings of their investigation with the Kane County state’s lawyer’s workplace.
Phipps stated she has acquired threats, through Fb, electronic mail and telephone, together with one which stated “your canine is subsequent.” She is reporting the threats to the Kane County investigators.
“I’m so outraged by the one-sided habits that has occurred. It is unbelievable,” Phipps stated.
She additionally denies her household acquired particular remedy from Wayne police.
“To have my division, my chief and my commander be accused of masking up for me is so insulting and outrageous” to the officers, she stated.