Carolyn Fleegle

Shooting Suspect Arrested/Charges Filed

by Carolyn Fleegle on September 6, 2009


The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s office this afternoon announced charges against the 18-year-old suspect in last night’s police officer and K-9 unit shooting.

Dominick Conley of Zanesville is facing 11 felony counts including felony assault against an officer with a gun specification and assault against a police dog with a gun specification.

If convicted on all counts Conley could face 106 and a half years in prison.

Conley could be brought back to Zanesville in the next couple of days to face the charges and the case could be taken to a grand jury next week.


Canton Police say they have arrested a man wanted in connection with the shooting of Zanesville Police officer Mike Schiele and his police dog.

According to a dispatcher at the Canton Police Department, around 1:00 this afternoon officers were called to the area of 10th Street and Reno Court in Canton.

The dispatcher confirms the man they have arrested is Dominick Conley.

Meanwhile, Zanesville Police Officer Mike Schiele and Police Chief Eric Lambes traveled to Columbus today to check on the condition of Bosco, the police dog shot last night.

The K-9 officer is listed in stable but serious condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital.

Officials at the hospital say Bosco didn’t undergo surgery this afternoon and is suffering some paralysis.

Officer Schiele, who was also shot was treated and released from the hospital

We’ll bring you more information as it becomes available.