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Halifax County woman suing Halifax County Animal Control

Christen Waddle claims she was wrongfully arrested for trying to rescue a dog

HALIFAX COUNTY, Va. – A Halifax County woman is suing Halifax County Animal Control for more than $1 million for what she claims was a wrongful arrest.

Christen Waddle was arrested in December and charged with stealing a dog and its tracking collar.

She claims she found the dog emaciated on the side of the road and was taking it to the county animal shelter.

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In January, Halifax County's commonwealth attorney dropped the charges against Waddle.

Waddle is seeking $1.1 million in her lawsuit.