BOONE, IOWA (NEXSTAR) — A former Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy is now facing a felony charge after his K-9 overheated and died after being left in a hot car for nearly a day. Dallas Wingate, 50, is charged with Interference of a Police Dog Service – according to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

Wingate’s former K-P, Bear, died in early September 2022. Wingate allegedly left the dog in his vehicle for 22 hours before checking on him.