Woman cited after dog jumps fence, bites child

Woman cited after dog jumps fence, bites child

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro Animal Control officer cited a woman after her dog reportedly jumped the fence and bit a neighbor's child.

Just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Officer Matt Gragg responded to a call at St. Bernards Medical Center.

The victim's mother said her two daughters were in the back yard of their home in the 2300-block of Thorn Street when the neighbor's dog jumped the fence, ran up and bit her 5-year-old daughter in the buttocks and scratched her arm and leg.

Gragg went to the neighbor's house and spoke with the dog's owner, 46-year-old Tammy Jones, who said she heard the little girl next door run and scream.

When she went out, Jones said she saw her dog was out of the yard.

She got the animal and put it up, the report stated.

According to the report, Jones "agreed to do what was necessary" to make sure the child was okay.

Gragg cited Jones for dog running loose and for no state rabies. He took the dog to a local veterinarian for a 10-day quarantine.

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