Sheriff’sdeputies in Michigan is being investigated for allegedly killing an assistance dog.

When asked if he was in charge of dumping the dog’s body in a nearby ditch, the deputy said affirmatively, “Yes.”

After his service dog allegedly nipped him, a Michigan sheriff’s sergeant was arrested and charged with criminal animal cruelty and euthanasia. He was sentenced to prison.

According to authorities, Jacob Wilkinson was arrested and fired from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office on Monday after a decomposing dog was discovered in a ditch with bullet holes in its skull that had been duct-taped shut.

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As reported by MILive.com, the former deputy is accused of shooting the dog three times before discarding it in a ditch. Even though the animal had been buried in snow for the whole winter, it was only on March 24 that its body was located.