ELLSWORTH – After alluding police for five months, Nathan Burke made his first court appearance since being arrested this weekend.
Burke is one of the men allegedly behind the shooting and killing of a Winter Harbor dog, now infamously known as the Franky case.
Burke is facing multiple counts of violation of condition of release, including a felony.
Monday, the judge decided Burke will be held without bail until a bail hearing February 25th.
In November, the other man involved in this case, Justin Chipman, was found guilty of multiple counts, including aggravated cruelty to animals for the 2018 death of Franky.
And Monday morning, a court clerk said a third person was charged and entered a plea in relation to this case. Maria Lockhart pleaded guilty to hindering apprehension in regards to Burke and Chipman, but in an agreement with the district attorney’s office, the charge will be dismissed after a year as long as she stays out of trouble.