More vi­o­lent dog at­tacks re­ported

Man guns down pit bull in yard

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - By Tyler Smith

Days be­fore an Ox­ford wo­man was mauled by a pit bull- boxer mix, a Cov­ing­ton man was cor­nered by a pack of ag­gres­sive pit bulls in his yard.

Sul­li­van Bai­ley, 50, was in his front yard on 70 Trelawney Court Sun­day when three pit bulls en­tered his yard. Bai­ley told New­ton County Sher­iff’s Deputy Terry Rogers the gray pit bull charged while he was clean­ing his car in the drive­way.

The dog re­port­edly backed him into his garage where he was able to shut him­self inside. Bai­ley grabbed his gun and went back out­side where he found the gray pit bull near the ken­nel that houses his own dogs.

The pit bull charged Bai­ley again and he shot and killed the dog. No charges were filed against Bai­ley.

In an­other case of an ag­gres­sive dog, a young child was at­tacked by a neigh­bors shar pei Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

The lit­tle girl was in­vited by her friend to the friend’s house on Mills Drive. Once inside the house, the friend opened a bed­room door which al­lowed the small dog out. The shar pei bit the lit­tle girl in sev­eral places on her legs and an­kles.

New­ton County An­i­mal Con­trol was no­ti­fied and the dog was con­fis­cated. The girl was not badly wounded.

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