An Austin man accused of a threatening tirade that allegedly ended with him kicking a dog at a residence in Mapleview in late August is pleading not guilty in Mower County District Court.  


33-year old Jeremy James Gilbert was arrested on August 30 and charged with 1st degree burglary, terroristic threats, 5th degree assault, and animal cruelty. The Mower County Sheriff’s Office reported that deputies were called to a residence in Mapleview after an adult male reported that Gilbert threatened to kill him and his dog.

Deputies stated that the dog was limping but was very friendly and did not display any aggression.

Court documents state that Gilbert told authorities he went to the home to ask about some speakers and the dog attacked Gilbert’s daughter. Gilbert denied kicking the dog or threatening anyone.

Gilbert’s trial in Mower County District Court is scheduled to begin on March 8, 2021.