Man charged in killing of neighbor's dog

pramati@macontel.comJune 18, 2007 

A long-running feud between two neighbors in Byron boiled over Saturday when a man was charged in the killing of his neighbor's dog.

Jason Allmon, 35, of 417 Southland Trail in Byron, was arrested Saturday by Byron police in the shooting of a young dog owned by his neighbor, Toni Smisson, 41, of 419 Southland Trail. Allmon was charged with discharging a firearm within city limits and aggravated cruelty to animals.

Byron police Chief Wesley Cannon said the incident was a culmination in a year-long feud between the neighbors. Cannon said several of Smisson's animals repeatedly found their way onto Allmon's property.

Smisson has been cited by police on more than one occasion for failure to obey leash laws, Cannon said. He added that she was charged with criminal trespass in March when she was caught on videotape allegedly tampering with an ultrasonic, anti-barking device on Allmon's property.

Cannon said Allmon had no previous criminal record.

Allmon was arrested Saturday and released on a $3,600 bond. His case will be heard in Peach County Superior Court.

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