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Owner of ‘Charles the Monarch’ dog back in court

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Jul 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 12:24:38-04

NORFOLK, Va. – Charles the Monarch’s owner is facing more legal problems after animal control got another call about the dog being off the leash.

Daniel Painter’s attorney Bobby Howlett denies the accusation.

Friday morning, the case got continued until July 29.

The man who called animal control was in court. He said he called because the dog was off the leash but refused to answer any more questions, saying his wife will yell at him if he talks to the media any more.

Painter was found guilty of having a nuisance animal in court a few weeks ago.

Painter’s violation charge was dismissed in court. Painter was sentenced to 60 days in jail with all those days suspended, a $2,500 fine with $1,500 suspended and has to do 40 hours of community service to a nonprofit.

Painter is on probation for two years, during which he must be on good behavior.

Painter’s attorney Bobby Howlett told News 3, Painter doesn’t have a probation officer, he just has to stay within the law.

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