DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A Volusia County woman accused of trying to drown her dog in Daytona Beach is no longer facing charges.
Marilynne Jones, 71, was arrested last August after a witness claimed to have seen her holding her 11-year-old dog underwater at Lighthouse Point Park.
But, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, animal cruelty charges were dropped after the state attorney found the claims to have been embellished.
Although the charges have been dropped, a judge ruled that Jones will not be able to get her dog back.
Jones was also ordered to pay a $1,700 veterinary bill for the dog's care.