By ERIN MATHEWS Salina Journal

A Marquette teen is accused of punching a 9-year-old boy in the face and stealing his German shepherd puppy Tuesday.

The boy’s mom said it might be a new low for Salina.

“I was born and raised here, and I have never in my life read in the Salina Journal about a 9-year-old boy being robbed for a dog,” April Hyman said.

Lacey L. Freeborn, 18, was arrested on charges of robbery and battery. Brittney L. Brown, 15, 1419 Brittany, was also arrested in connection with the incident. On Wednesday evening, Freeborn remained in Saline County Jail, and Brown had been released.

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