Boy's dog returned after being taken in Rutherford County

Posted: 10:39 AM, Mar 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-19 23:55:08Z

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — A 10-year-old boy's dog was returned after being stolen in Rutherford County.

On Tuesday, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office asked the public’s help in locating the dog.

Christina White said her son has Asperger’s, a sensory disorder and ADHD. His German Shepherd named Goblin has been with him for two years and went everywhere with them.

Detective Ty Downing said a video showed a man putting Goblin into the back seat of a white Honda Civic March 10 on Rucker Road in Christiana.

White said while Goblin was missing, she noticed a big difference in her son.

“He gets off the bus from school and goes and lies in his bed,” White said. “That was his best friend. The dog slept with him. I couldn’t get that boy held tight enough. It’s been rough.”

She asking the person who stole him to “bring him home. He’s a family member. He’s not just a dog.” And that's what happen.

Later Tuesday afternoon, the man who took Goblin returned him to their home. She planned to let Goblin greet Justin when he comes home from school.

“Justin is going to be super excited,” White said as her voice cracked with emotion.

Despite the dog being returned, the investigation is ongoing. It's unclear if anyone will face charges.