Thomas & Paulk Articles Argument over Show Dog Leads to Arrest

Argument over Show Dog Leads to Arrest

By Thomas & Paulk, PA  Sep. 13, 2012 10:38a

A man was arrested recently in connection to an ongoing dispute involving a show dog. R.L. was involved in a civil dispute concerning a female Bedlington Terrier that was actively being shown in competitions. Witnesses called police after allegedly seeing R.L. approach a co-owner of the dog while she was walking the midsized pet. R.L. is accused of pushing the woman to the ground and trying to take the dog away. Witnesses came to the woman's aid and she was able to get away with the dog as R.L. reportedly ran away from the scene. Officers later located the suspect and took him into custody. He was also found to be in possession of several pills without a valid prescription according to the arrest report. He was booked and taken to the local jail on charges of misdemeanor battery and felony possession of a controlled substance. Begin working with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible if you have been arrested or charged with an offense to ensure your freedom and your rights are protected.

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At Thomas & Paulk, PA we are driven to getting the best results possible for our clients facing criminal charges. Contact a defense lawyer with us right away to find out what we may be able to do to fight the charges you are facing. Don't let your future be permanently impacted by criminal charges!

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