A former Monroe County deputy has pleaded not guilty in the death of his K9 partner.
Alexander Maas’s lawyers entered the not guilty plea yesterday. Moss is facing a misdemeanor charge of intentionally mistreating animals. Investigators say he left his K9 partner Kolt in the back of a hot squad car back in May. Kolt died a few days later. investigators say Kolt was inside Maas’s squad car for about four hours, the temperature outside was 81 degrees. Maas resigned from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office not long after the dog’s death back in May.