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Charges dropped against woman accused of trying to drown dog

Judge rules Marilynne Jones cannot get dog back

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. 

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