You may have heard a recent story on TV about a dog that was allegedly taken by a Murfreesboro woman named Penny Jekot with the Humane Alliance of Rutherford County. We now have more details on that report. 68-Year old Robert Haddix of N. Walnut Street in Murfreesboro told Murfreesboro Police on Tuesday that he gave his dog to Mrs. Jekot in hopes of the dog being potty trained. Haddix told us he wrote on a piece of paper that he gave Buddy to Jekot...
Prior to Tuesday, an actual police report had not been made as it was deemed to be a civil issue. Then on Tuesday, the official report was filed (1/28/14), soon after that police officers paid a visit to Jekot’s home in the Riverbend subdivision. Police went to her home with the Rutherford County Pet Adoption and Welfare Services officers and asked if they could enter her home to check the welfare of Buddy and any other dogs that may be in her house. Jekot denied them entry into her house and police had no choice but to leave.
Haddix told WGNS that he was advised off the record that he and his wife should find a new dog to replace Buddy at this point as opposed to fighting the issue in court, which could prove to be costly. Robert Haddix has now contacted a lawyer.
MPD Incident Report #14-1814