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Halifax man charged with assault, killing of dog appears in court

Cameron Robert Dolan expected to enter plea on Jan. 31

Cameron Robert Dolan appeared briefly in Halifax provincial court Wednesday.   Danielle McCreadie

A Halifax man charged with assaulting a woman and killing a dog is due back in court next week to enter a plea.

Cameron Robert Dolan, 18, appeared briefly in Halifax provincial court Wednesday via video conference. He is currently in custody in the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility.

He is waiting for a private lawyer to take his case and told the court he would appear in person on Jan. 31.

Dolan is facing charges of assault and uttering threats, as well as:

  • injuring or endangering an animal
  • killing an animal
  • two counts of property damage
  • four counts of breaching a recognizance
  • three counts of breaching a probation order.

Halifax Regional Police said they received a report on Jan. 14 of a dispute between a man, Dolan, and a young woman Dolan knew. Police were told the woman had been assaulted the night before at a home on Herring Cove Road.

After the assault occurred, a dog was reported missing from the home and a bird was also injured.