A Houston County judge found a Dothan man not guilty this week of animal cruelty.
Court records show District Court Judge Benjamin Lewis found 52-year-old Clarence Ashley Jones not guilty of misdemeanor cruelty to animals on Monday.
Records show deputies had charged Jones with causing injury to a white ENGLISH BULLDOG MIX when he shot it with a pellet gun on May 26.
Jones said he had witnesses who corroborated his story that he only shot his neighbor’s dog with a pellet gun after the PIT BULL DOG MIX came into his backyard and attacked his 14-year-old dachshund.
Jones said the pit bull dog mix was not killed, and his dog survived too.
Attorney Raynor Clifton, with Adam Jones Associates, represented Jones in court.