Woman gives guilty plea in dog theft case

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The saga of a husky-shepherd dog so nice that two people contended over him for months appears to have ended in a Corvallis, Ore., courtroom.

College student Jordan Biggs pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor second-degree theft.

The Oregonian reported that if she completes the terms of her plea agreement – including admitting in writing that Sam Hanson-Fleming, of Portland, is the owner – a judge will dismiss her case.

Biggs found the dog in Portland in March 2011 on the day he jumped his backyard fence and ran off. She took him home to Corvallis that same day and kept him for about 13 months until Hanson-Fleming happened across her and the dog in Portland last May.

Last July, the Multnomah County Animal Services director ruled the dog belonged to the Portland man.

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