An Anderson man pleaded guilty in court Tuesday in connection with a robbery and the fatal attack against a police K-9 back in August.
Joseph Turner pled guilty to armed robbery, two counts of pointing a firearm, criminal recklessness, striking law enforcement animal and two counts of resisting law enforcement.
Police said the K-9, named Magnum, died two days after assisted police in tracking down Turner, who robbed an area bank. Magnum was put down after veterinarians determined the dog could not recover from a gunshot wound he sustained between the eyes.
Magnum’s handler, Officer Matt Jarrett, had worked with Magnum for a year and half, calling him a member of his family.
Turner will be sentenced on Feb. 5.