Men accused of killing dog, breaking into Winter Harbor home turn themselves in

Nathan Burke and Justin Chipman.

WINTER HARBOR (WGME) -- Winter Harbor police say the two men who allegedly broke into a home and killed a dog turned themselves in on Tuesday.

Police believe 37-year-old Nathan Burke, of Hancock, and 22-year-old Justin Chipman, of Steuben and Winter Harbor, broke into a home while the owner was out of town.

Phillip Torrey says when he got home he noticed his Hummer had serious damage and his dog, Franky, was missing.

Franky's body washed up on shore a few days later. Torrey says his dog was shot.

"I hope they get everything that they can get, you know what I mean. Animal cruelty, to me that's a big thing and I don't know how high that level goes but I would say this is as aggravated an animal cruelty as you can get,” Torrey said.

Torrey says he knows both suspects.

Burke and Chipman are being held at the Hancock County Jail.

The Hancock County Sheriff's Department says Burke and Chipman have been charged with Class B Burglary, Class C Aggravated Cruety to Animals, Class C Aggravated Criminal Mischief, Class D Unauthorized Use of Property and Class E Theft by Unauthorized Taking or Transfer.

Their bail has been set at $5,000 cash each.

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