More Headaches For Colleen Lawry; Now Her Dog's Running Loose?
Former City Administrator Already Facing Theft, Gun Charges
Gretna, NE - Theft charges. A gun charge. Now her dog's running loose and she's in trouble again.
Former Gretna City Administrator Colleen Lawry--who's already facing a hefty schedule of court dates--has one more appearance on her calendar. On August 23rd, she goes on trial because her dog got out of the house and attacked another dog.
She pleaded not guilty today to charges of an animal running loose and damaging property. The dog reportedly was quarantined in the house after it attacked a person but it escaped and attacked a neighbor dog.
Lawry surrendered the dog to the Nebraska Humane Society.
The two charges are misdemeanors but the 49-year-old, who made $90,000 running the city of Gretna until she was fired, is also looking at several other charges. They include theft, official misconduct, and not having a certificate for a gun that former Bellevue Police Chief John Stacey reportedly gave her.
Prosecutors say Lawry took money from a city program and went shopping, and also charged the city for the cost of getting her master's degree--while keeping about $3,000 for herself.
She's due in court on August 8th and August 17th on the earlier charges.
Reported by Kathy Sarantos Niver, email@example.com