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Minn. Man Sentenced In Incident Injured Police Dog

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Ramsey County district judge has sentenced a 21-year-old man for his role in a November break-in that left a Roseville police dog partially paralyzed.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports James Ricky McBain pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting possession of burglary or theft tools in February.

On Thursday, the judge stayed a sentence of one year and one day for McBain, meaning if McBain does not follow the rules of his three-year probation, he could serve that prison time.

The criminal complaint says McBain and two other men had been smoking methamphetamine when they decided to go steal metal. Police responded to an alarm at a business and sent the dog, Major, to search for suspects.

Major was stabbed in the incident and lost the use of his back legs.

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