- Associated Press - Thursday, November 26, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - A prosecutor has dismissed charges against the former director of the Guilford County Animal Shelter, telling the sheriff he never should have brought the charges in the first place.

District Attorney J. Douglas Henderson said in a statement to local media that there was no evidence director Marsha Williams or shelter employees treated animals inhumanely or mishandled finances.

Prosecutors declined to pursue the case against Williams earlier in November, but Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes filed the charges anyway. Barnes says prosecutors refused to work with him on a legitimate case.

Williams still faces a felony animal cruelty charge in Davidson County for how she ran the animal shelter there.


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