A 71-year-old woman accused of trying to drown her dog last summer in a Volusia County inlet won't be charged, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. However, she also won't be getting her dog back.
She said the witness to the alleged incident at a park lied about claims that she held Gracie under water. A report on the August incident says witnesses performed CPR on the dog before it regained consciousness.
The witness claims were embellished, the State Attorney's Office later discovered. Nevertheless, Jones has not been allowed to visit the dog, which will be placed in another home. Jones also was ordered to pay a $1,700 veterinary bill for the dog's care.
Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.
Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.