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Former Bollinger County deputy reaches settlement

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A former Bollinger County deputy has settled her lawsuit against the sheriff's department, prosecuting attorney, and a dog owner.

Kelley Barks was accused of shooting an 8-pound Chihuahua while she was investigating a domestic dispute call.

It happened in March 2011.

Barks resigned and filed the lawsuit, alleging gender discrimination.

Barks attorney says his client is pleased with the outcome of the settlement.

"Miss Barks is very pleased with the outcome," said Clubb. " She is looking forward to moving on with her life.  She is working to complete her criminal justice degree.  This has been a cloud in her life, and with this decision that has been lifted."

There is no word from her attorney on the amount of the settlement.

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