Former councilman’s wife charged

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 28, 2011

CHINA GROVE ó A former China Grove councilmanís wife was charged this weekend with resisting arrest after she refused to return a dog to its owner, police said.
Barbara Welter, 66, was arrested Saturday by China Grove Police Officer J.K. Alley after the owner of a found dog said Barbara Welter refused to release the dog.
Allen Welter, Barbaraís husband, who was elected to his first term on the town board in 2005 and ran unsuccessfully against Mayor Don Bringle in 2007, posted the $300 bond.
A arrest warrant said Barbara Welter was charged because she failed to follow the officerís instructions, which were ěto give the dog back to its owner.î
The initial call to the Welter home, 503 Hickory Nut Lane, was for larceny of a dog.
Barbara Welter is slated for a July 18 court date.
Barbara and her husband, Allen, have lived in China Grove since 1990.
Welter last served on the board in 2009. He didnít seek re-election during that yearís race.