Months-long fight over Ore. dog ends with plea

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.

Biggs refused to part with the dog despite rulings from Animal Services and later a hearings officer. She filed a civil suit, seeking ownership.

Last July, the Multnomah County Animal Services director ruled the dog belonged to the Portland man. Biggs was arrested, briefly booked into jail and the dog was taken from her. Hanson-Fleming got him back in October.

———

Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

More in Local News

Fatal car crash reported on Highway 92 near Lake Stevens

The 3 p.m. accident and investigation stopped traffic in both directions near Machias Road.

County frees up $1.6M for Everett’s low-barrier housing

The plan appears on track for the City Council to transfer land ahead of next month’s groundbreaking.

Mayor tries new tactic to curb fire department overtime

Stephanson says an engine won’t go into service when the only available staff would be on overtime.

Cheering families welcome Kidd, Shoup after 6 months at sea

“I get back Daddy back today,” said one homemade sign at Naval Station Everett.

Paine Field fire chief will be allowed to retire

In his letter, the airport director noted Jeff Bohnet was leaving while under investigation.

Stanwood man, 33, killed in crash near Marysville

Speed may have been a factor, the sheriff’s department said.

County plans to sue to recoup costs from ballot drop-box law

A quarter-million dollars could be spent adding 19 ballot boxes in rural areas.

Jamie Copeland is a senior at Cedar Park Christian Schools’ Mountlake Terrace campus. She is a basketball player, ASB president, cheerleader and, of course, a Lion. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Cedar Park Christian senior stepping up to new challenges

Jamie Copeland’s academics include STEM studies, leadership, ASB activities, honor society.

Woman, 47, found dead in Marysville jail cell

She’d been in custody about four days after being arrested on warrants, police said.

Most Read