Man takes law into own hands over theft of pit bulls

Pup­pies de­manded back at gun­point

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - By Tyler Smith

A man took the law into his own hands Mon­day when he tracked down the men who stole his pit pull pup­pies and, with the help of a gun, de­manded them back.

Three were ar­rested dur­ing the al­ter­ca­tion and man was in­jured with both a gun shot wound and sev­eral dog bites.

Al­bert Wil­son called 911 stat­ing that he needed an of­fi­cer in ref­er­ence to lo­cat­ing his stolen pit bull pup­pies at a res­i­dence on Har­mony Place.

When a Cov­ing­ton Po­lice of­fi­cer ar­rived, Wil­son stated he had trav­eled to the house where he thought his pup­pies had been taken. He had brought a gun and his adult pit bull with him.

Wil­son said he had made con­tact with two males, Bran­don Ed­wards and a ju­ve­nile, and de­manded his pup­pies back. A fight re­port­edly en­sued and there was a strug­gle for the gun.

Dur­ing the fight, Wil­son’s dog also be­came in­volved, re­port­edly bit­ing the ju­ve­nile sev­eral times. Wil­son told the of­fi­cer that one of the boys grabbed his gun, a 22 Glock, and shot at both he and his dog as they ran away.

Of­fi­cers searched the prop­erty where they where able to lo­cate Ed­wards, the ju­ve­nile, the gun and one of the miss­ing pup­pies.

The ju­ve­nile had an ap­par­ent gun shot wound to his foot and dog bites to his body.

EMS ar­rived on the scene and de­ter­mined the ju­ve­nile’s in­juries to be mi­nor. Both Ed­wards and the ju­ve­nile were trans­ported to the CPD.

A fur­ther search of the area by po­lice lo­cated the rest of the miss­ing pup­pies. A knife and bro­ken cell phone be­long­ing to Wil­son were also found at the scene. The pup­pies and Wil­son’s dog were taken into the cus­tody of the New­ton County An­i­mal Con­trol.

Wil­son was also ar­rested and trans­ported to the CPD.

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