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LINCOLNTON, N.C. -- The beloved dog that disappeared from a Lincolnton cemetery is back home and NBC Charlotte is there as the woman charged with stealing him turns herself in at the Lincoln County courthouse.

Boh is back. Back with his owner.

Brad Beal says, Oh man, it s been sheer misery, Boh not being here!

The German Shepard is back at his old stomping grounds , the cemetery adjacent to his house, where mourners have come to count on seeing him.

Beal told us, As mourners would come to visit gravesites he would go sit with them.

The two-and-a-half year old family pet disappeared last week and word quickly spread.

Just like knowing one of your kids is gone, you don t know who took him, no idea where he could be, Beal said of the difficult week without his dog.

Turns out Dana Hartness, a 36-year-old mother from Lincolnton, had taken him.

I saw the dog almost get hit on the side of the road and I stopped to see if he was okay. And I picked him up thinking he didn't have an owner. And I was trying to help. I took him to a vet to have him checked for a microchip. I was trying to help him, that s all, she told us as she walked in to the Lincoln County courthouse with her lawyer, preparing to turn herself in.

But the sheriff's office has charged her with a felony for taking the dog.

Boh's owner, Brad is focusing on Thursday night s reunion.

They opened the door and there he was and I said, Boh, Boh! He turned around, looked at me and his face lit up, and came running and he tackled me on the floor.

Two sisters in Huntersville found Boh.

That's where Dana Hartness tells us she lost him when she stopped to let him out of her car to go to the bathroom. The sisters saw the Facebook posts about the missing dog and called his owner.

They said he was sad and lonely and looking kind of lost.

Now he s back to his old self, chasing his tail one minute, calmly letting Brad s granddaughter brush him the next.

It's wonderful, we love it, we missed him so much, Beal said.

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