Colorado Springs News, Sports & Business

Jury in Montrose acquits man of having vicious dog

The Associated Press Updated: August 24, 2013 at 7:24 am

MONTROSE — A three-woman jury in Montrose has acquitted a military veteran accused of having a service dog that was a vicious animal.

The Montrose Daily Press reports (http://bit.ly/15iI86J ) Jeremiah Aguilar's acquittal Friday allowed for Dutch the dog to be released back to him.

A municipal court had found that Dutch was a vicious dog that bit its former owner last year and should be put down. Aguilar had argued his dog was provoked and appealed to county court.

The order for Dutch to be destroyed was stayed as Aguilar pursued his case.

City Attorney Steve Alcorn says Dutch was returned to Aguilar after the jury verdict Friday, and Aguilar is leaving the state with Dutch.

___

Information from: The Montrose Daily Press, http://www.montrosepress.com

Comment Policy

Our commenting system has changed. Please register or login with your gazette.com account to comment on a story. Click here for information.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
AUG
20
AUG
21
AUG
22
AUG
23
AUG
24
AUG
25
AUG
26
AUG
27
AUG
28
AUG
29
AUG
30
AUG
31
SEP
1
SEP
2
Advertisement