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Hearing postponed for man accused of killing dog, hiding naked in chicken coop

He reportedly has a separate warrant out of Florida.
Credit: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
John Mehne is charged with criminal possession of stolen property, burglary, robbery and aggravated cruelty to animals.

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — A hearing was postponed Wednesday for a 25-year-old Sarasota man accused of crashing a stolen car in New York, then reportedly hiding from troopers for hours.

CBS affiliate WBNG reports John Mehne has an unrelated burglary warrant out of Sarasota, Fla. And, the television station says he didn't have enough time to discuss that with his lawyer. So, the judge postponed Tuesday's hearing.

Mehne is accused of chasing a homeowner with an ax, killing a family dog, burglarizing a home, stealing an ATV and hiding naked in a chicken coop while he was on the run from the troopers, according to law enforcement.

He is charged with possession of stolen property, robbery, burglary and aggravated animal cruelty.

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