12
Feb
08

Pit bull mauls 2-year-old in dog’s second attack; owner charged

middletownjournal.com
Same animal bit off the tip of a man’s nose in January; dog has been put down, a Middletown animal control officer said Monday.
By Daniel Wells
Tuesday, February 12, 2008

MIDDLETOWN — A Middletown man was charged with felony child endangerment after his 2-year-old daughter was mauled Thursday by the same pit bull terrier that bit off the tip of a man’s nose in January.

Johnathan W. Miller, 23, took the dog from its previous owner after it was declared vicious Jan. 30, said Liz Lucas, Middletown animal control officer.

“He was aware that the dog had been deemed vicious,” she said.

The 2-year-old girl was sitting on the floor playing with a toy about 7:32 p.m. when the dog suddenly bit her on the left side of the face, according to the police report.

The girl had severe injuries including a “very large laceration that cut completely through her cheek,” according to the report.

She also had a puncture wound on her nose and a bump on her forehead.

The girl was taken to Atrium Medical Center and then transported to Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, Lucas said.

Miller was arraigned Friday in Middletown Municipal court and released on his own recognizance. He is due back in court at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 20 for a preliminary hearing.

“The dog has been euthanized and is being tested for rabies,” Lucas said.

Advertisements

0 Responses to “Pit bull mauls 2-year-old in dog’s second attack; owner charged”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


February 2008
M T W T F S S
« Jan   Mar »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829  

Blog Stats

  • 57,891 hits

%d bloggers like this: