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Sheriff’s Office: Cemetery dog found

Dana Hartness
Dana Hartness

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Deputies are searching for a Denver woman accused of stealing a dog from a Lincolnton cemetery last month, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said.

Dana Jacobs Hartness, 36, of 253 N. N.C. 16, Apt. 11, took a German Shepherd named Boh from Forest Lawn Cemetery on N.C. 150, according to an agency press release.

Deputies believed the theft took place on Feb. 28.

A cemetery employee witnessed the woman put the dog in her vehicle, the worker told detectives.

The last several days, deputies have been following up on numerous community tips about Boh.

A woman eating dinner at Birkdale Village in Huntersville Thursday night spied the dog wandering around the area, the Sheriff’s Office said.

She and a nearby officer put Boh into her vehicle, and she checked lost dog reports in the area before learning the canine, 2, had been stolen from Lincolnton.

The woman contacted the owner, who responded to the out-of-county location to retrieve Boh and take him home, the release said.

Warrants for felony larceny of a dog and misdemeanor possession of stolen goods were secured against the suspect.

Hartness has yet to be apprehended.


Image courtesy of KaAnSuli | Lincoln Times-News

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