The West Palm Beach Post reports that the 16-year-old who is accused of breaking into a Florida Highway Patrol trooper's home and shooting a retired police dog will be charged as an adult. The Post report was based on a statement released by "a Palm Beach County State Attorney spokeswoman" on Nov. 29.
Drake, a 5-year-old German shepherd, was treated at a local animal hospital and later flown to Gainesville for additional surgery prior to being put to sleep.
The teen, identified as Ivins Rosier, faces charges of "burglary of a dwelling with a firearm, felony cruelty to animals with a firearm and shooting into a building."
The burglary that ultimately led to Drake's passing took place on Nov. 18. The home owner, trooper Bobby Boddy, was not at home.
Drake attempted to defend the home and was shot at least four times according to the report.
Rosier was arrested three days after the burglary and shooting. According to the report, he was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of the arrest. Analysis of "the monitor's GPS history" revealed he was at the scene of the crime. The Post states that the Department of Juvenile Justice has since released a statement acknowledging "errors with the teen's ankle monitor," namely that it did not raise an alert when Rosier left his home.
As a result the Department of Juvenile Justice has "ordered a statewide review of all of its electronic monitoring cases" according to the report. The Post report also states that 3M Electronic Monitoring's Vice President Steve Chapin has stated that the device worked "perfectly."
The post also cites a state attorney statement that explained the absence of the alert. "There was no 'alert' because the monitor was not properly activated upon Rosier's Nov. 13 release from DJJ custody for the prior burglary charge.
Rosier is also awaiting trial for that earlier burglary charge that stems from an Oct. 15 incident and was additionally charged with drug possession on Nov. 9, according to the report.