Prosecutors this week dismissed an animal cruelty charge against a 20-year-old Wichita man accused of shooting a pit bull more than a year ago.
Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said through a spokesman that the count against Jamal D. Myles was dismissed Tuesday "due to witness unavailability."
It "is subject to being refiled" at a later date, Bennett said in the e-mailed statement. The decision came the same day a preliminary hearing in the case was scheduled.
Myles had been charged in December with shooting the 5-year-old dog, named Ziggy, at a house in the 1000 block of North Mathewson on Feb. 18, 2013. The incident allegedly followed an argument the prior day, according to a police document.