Statesville man arrested for shooting dog and robbing couple

Statesville Police arrested a man on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and cruelty to animals.

26-year-old Tilden Miller is in the Iredell County Jail. Police say on Sunday, August 30, a woman told officers she heard gun fire and then found her dog shot. The woman also told officers that someone has been stealing puppies from her home in the past.

She says she then spotted Miller walking near her home and saw him pull a gun and shoot her neighbor's car.

Police say Miller and another man tried to rob a couple at gun point on Friday, September 11th and shot at the couple's car.

Miller is currently being held on a $230,000 bond.