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Case dismissed in 2019 alleged assault at Dallas dog park, officials say

Charges were dismissed at trial.
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(Editor's note: This story was updated in August 2022, when the case was dismissed during trial).

The case against the husband of a Dallas assistant attorney has been dismissed after he was arrested in 2019 during an incident a dog park, according to court documents and his attorney.

Dale Coonrod, the husband of assistant attorney Michelanie "Mickey" Rayford-Coonrod, faced misdemeanor assault charges in the incident, and the case went to trial in August 2022.

At trial, Coonrod's attorneys presented dash camera video that showed he did not hit a woman and her wife, as they testified at the trial, according to Coonrod's attorney, Toby Shook.

"After seeing the video, the prosecutors did the right thing and dismissed both cases," Shook said in an email to WFAA.

The incident between Coonrod and the women happened in 2019 at the White Rock Lake Dog Park.

Police at the time said they responded to the dog park and talked with two women who claimed they were assaulted by a man. The incident started over an incident between their dogs, police said.

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