UPDATED: House candidate faces animal cruelty charges in dog shooting


(Updated to include comment from Johnson posted on Facebook. It now includes a comment from Johnson's wife.)

A Republican candidate for the Kansas House in Cloud County is facing potential felony charges for cruelty to animals, accused of shooting a couple's dogs to death last year.

Gerald W. Johnson, who is running in the Republican primary for House District 107, has already been charged with two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals in connection with the shooting of two German shorthaired pointers.

Johnson is running against Republican state Rep. Susan Concannon, who is seeking a sixth term in . . .


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