Smyrna Police made the first arrest for a violation of the town's dog tethering ordinance Tuesday.

Lt. Norman Wood said police responded to a Chestnut Street residence for a dog reported to be tethered outside excessively. Upon arrival, Wood said the officer found that the dog had open wounds on both ears from insect bites thereby prohibiting it from being tethering outside at any time.

Michelle L. Dillmore, 31, of the unit block of Chestnut Street in Smyrna, was charged with tethering an injured dog.

Wood said Dillmore was presented at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on a bond for an appearance at court on a later date.