UPDATE: Owner cited after dog attack near park sends woman to ER

UPDATE: Owner cited after dog attack near park sends woman to ER

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro Animal Control officer cited a man for harboring two vicious animals and obstruction after his dogs attacked a woman earlier this month.

The 32-year-old victim told police she was at Stotts Park on Hope Street when a white dog with brown spots attacked her.

According to the initial incident report, the woman suffered "deep wounds" to her right arm, bites to her right hip and complete removal of flesh from her left thigh.

The woman underwent surgery for her wounds, according to the report.

At the time of the incident, Officer Mike Owens drove around Hope and Cate Streets in an attempt to find the dog. He also spoke with several residents who said they had seen the animal, but did not know the owner.

On Tuesday, April 19, he met with the dog's owner, 34-year-old Andrew Jason West, who reportedly admitted his two dogs bit the victim at his house "while he was outside."

Owens cited West with two counts of harboring a vicious animal and for obstruction of governmental operations "for giving one of the dogs away knowing that it had bitten someone severely."

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