Woman cited after dogs attack, kill another dog

Woman cited after dogs attack, kill another dog

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police cited a woman with harboring a vicious animal after they said her two dogs killed a neighbor's dog.

The fatal attack happened just before 7 p.m. Friday in the 1000-block of West Monroe.

The victim said when she got home from work she heard her dog, which was a Chow-Chow, "screaming in the backyard."

According to the initial incident report, her neighbor's two shepherd hound dogs had a hold of the Chow's leg and were pulling him through the fence.

The woman said she tried to get her dog, but it was too late.

The owner of the two shepherd hounds, 36-year-old Priscilla Stevens, was not home at the time of the attack.

When the officer reached her, Stevens rushed home.

"She was very shocked and distraught about what happened," Officer Kimberly Lochner reported.

Lochner stated it appeared the dogs had been digging on both sides of the fence.

She reported the Chow suffered a "significant wound" under its front left leg and had smaller wounds on its neck.

Lochner cited Stevens with two counts of vicious dogs.

Stevens surrendered both dogs to Animal Control, where they will be quarantined until May 15.

In an unrelated case, a stray dog bit a 16-year-old girl Friday night as she was walking down a Jonesboro street.

The girl, who received several stitches to her upper right thigh, told police she and a friend were walking to the Citgo on South Caraway when a black dog with a white spot on its back and a clipped tail came up beside her.

The victim tried to push the dog off, but she said it came back and bit her.

Her friend's parents ran out of their house and chased the dog off and got the girls inside then called police.

According to Officer Lochner, who investigated the case, no one recognized the dog.

She was unable to locate the dog.

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