Woman cited after her dog attacked a mailman

Woman cited after her dog attacked a mailman

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro woman was cited and her dog was locked up after it bit a mailman.

A mailman called police around 12:15 p.m. Thursday, after being bit by a dog along his mail route.

Officer Kimberly Lochner with the Jonesboro Police Department later went to a house in the 1100-block of Washington Street, where the incident occurred, and spoke to the dog's owner, 27-year-old Danielle Twyford.

Twyford said she took her dog, Bruno, outside around 11:30 a.m. to use the bathroom without a leash.

She said Bruno ran toward the mailman as he was walking on the sidewalk near the house, according to the initial incident report.

The mailman tried to back away from Bruno, but he fell. The man told police Bruno bit him in the upper right arm while he was on the ground.

Twyford said she didn't see Bruno bite the man.

Officer Lochner said in the incident report that she "evaluated the dog and deemed it dangerous."

Bruno's rabies vaccination was checked and the last date was June 26, 2014.

Twyford was cited for dog at large, no state rabies and a dangerous dog.

Bruno is currently house at the Jonesboro Animal Control for a 10-day quarantine, which ends Oct. 24.

Twyford is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 21.

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