Jonesboro woman cited after dog bites neighbor - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jonesboro woman cited after dog bites neighbor

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Jonesboro woman was cited Thursday after her dog bit one of her neighbors.

An officer was dispatched to the St. Bernards Emergency Room, where a victim said her neighbor's dog had gotten loose, so she attempted to put it in the backyard.

She said the dog came running at her with its mouth open and bit her on the left arm that she was using to shield herself.

She then started to run away from the dog and it bit her on the right buttocks.

The dog ran off and the woman was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

According to the police report, the victim described the dog as a brindle mastiff.

When the officer went to talk to the pet owner, Melissa Kidd, 30, of Jonesboro, she said she wasn't home when the incident happened.

She told the officer that her husband must have left the dog in the fenced-in backyard, but said the dog can get loose.

The officer noticed that the rabies certificate for the dog was expired.

Kidd was cited for no state rabies and dog at large.

She was also issued an order for the dog to be quarantined at a veterinarian's office for 10 days.

Kidd is scheduled to appear in court May 20.

Copyright 2015 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • 2.4 magnitude quake measured near state line

    2.4 magnitude quake measured near state line

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:23 AM EST2018-02-23 12:23:05 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 7:36 AM EST2018-02-23 12:36:50 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A little shaking took place near the Arkansas Missouri state line.

    A little shaking took place near the Arkansas Missouri state line.

  • AR school officials dismiss 'hit list' rumor

    AR school officials dismiss 'hit list' rumor

    Friday, February 23 2018 5:23 AM EST2018-02-23 10:23:53 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 7:22 AM EST2018-02-23 12:22:44 GMT
    McCrory High School (Source: KATV)McCrory High School (Source: KATV)
    McCrory High School (Source: KATV)McCrory High School (Source: KATV)

    School officials in at a Woodruff County school are dismissing a rumor about a hit list targeting the campus.

    School officials in at a Woodruff County school are dismissing a rumor about a hit list targeting the campus.

  • BREAKING

    Car fire reported in Jonesboro

    Car fire reported in Jonesboro

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:07 AM EST2018-02-23 12:07:44 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 7:12 AM EST2018-02-23 12:12:32 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

    Jonesboro E911 Dispatch reports that firefighters are on the scene of a vehicle fire at 5711 Commerce Square.

    Jonesboro E911 Dispatch reports that firefighters are on the scene of a vehicle fire at 5711 Commerce Square.

Powered by Frankly