A dog accused of disturbing the peace will not have to go to court to defend his owner.
Charges against William King and his black Labrador, Titus - nicknamed “Blubbermutt” - have been dropped.
King’s neighbor, Darla Borns, filed a complaint July 14 that alleged the dog barked continuously for several hours one afternoon.
King pleaded innocent at a July 31 hearing, and was scheduled for trial Monday in Talent Municipal Court. Borns, who dropped the charges Wednesday, couldn’t be reached for comment.
“The essential point is the dog was innocent,” King said. “He didn’t deserve it in the first place.”