- Associated Press - Thursday, August 7, 2014

COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) - North Texas prosecutors have dismissed a criminal case against a woman accused of helping middle-school students vandalize a neighbor’s house and causing extensive damage.

Tarrant County officials said Thursday a felony charge of criminal mischief against 43-year-old Tara Mauney of Colleyville has been dropped.

She was accused in 2012 of helping several students buy toilet paper to litter a residence where girls were having a sleepover. Mustard and peanut butter were smeared or used to write graffiti. Chicken was left in a mailbox. Police at the time said damages amounted to $6,000.

No children were charged in the matter but two boys acknowledged participating in the vandalism.

Mauney agreed to pay for damages and write her neighbor a letter of apology. The neighbor then requested to have the case dismissed.

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