A grand jury did not indict the Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy involved in the shooting of two dogs earlier this year.
According to Washington County State’s Attorney, the grand jury returned a no true bill against on the case brought against Deputy Craig McDaniel Monday.
“Basically, the grand jury found no probable cause for the charges presented,” Bronke explained.
The case presented to the grand jury was based on the results of an investigation performed by the Perry County Sheriff’s Department. The PCSD handled the investigation to ensure impartiality.
Washington County Sheriff Len Campbell said that Deputy McDaniel is still on paid administrative leave.
“He was not criminally charged, but Deputy McDaniel remains on administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation,” Campbell said.
A post on Facebook by Jennifer Akers, a neighbor of McDaniel, alleges that the deputy shot her two dogs after they slipped their collars during the weekend of January 4-5.
McDaniel was placed on administrative leave during the course of PCSD’s investigation into the matter.