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Man accused of killing police dog to plead guilty

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Maurice Anton McCreary (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Maurice Anton McCreary (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
K-9 Fargo K-9 Fargo
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A man accused of shooting and killing a Richland County Sheriff's Department K-9 deputy will plead guilty Monday.

According to the Fifth Circuit Solicitor's Office, Maurice McCreary will plead guilty to six counts of attempted murder, one count of armed robbery, and the unlawful killing of a police dog.

McCreary was arrested in North Columbia on December 16, 2011 after an armed robbery which resulted in manhunt. 

Investigators said McCreary shot at sheriff's deputies before he was apprehended. The gunshots ultimately killed Richland County Sheriff Department's K-9 Fargo.  

K-9 Fargo was a Belgian Malinois acquired by the department in 2006 at the early age of 9 months to begin his training. Fargo was trained in narcotics detection, tracking, and criminal apprehension.

The hearing is scheduled to take place in front of Judge Robert Hood at 10:30 a.m.

McCreary faces up to 30 years in prison for each attempted murder charge, 10-30 years for the armed robbery charge and up to five years for unlawful killing of a police dog.

It is unclear if Judge Hood will sentence McCreary during the hearing or at a later date.

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