Owner cited after dog bites meter reader

Owner cited after dog bites meter reader

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police cited a man after they say his dog bit a meter reader.

The 56-year-old victim told Officer Jeff Moore he was reading meters for City Water and Light in the 4700-block of Prospect Farm Road Tuesday afternoon when the dog attacked him.

He said the dog came around a vehicle and bit his right hand as he walked up the driveway, according to the initial incident report. The victim suffered a puncture and laceration to his hand, the report stated.

The dog's owner, 29-year-old Michael Holder, told the police officer he was walking his sister to her vehicle when the dog "took off" after the meter man.

Holder said he called the dog, but it jumped up and bit the victim before he was able to grab it.

According to the report, Holder said he has a wireless fence, but the dog was not wearing its collar at the time.

Moore cited Holder for dog at large and placed the animal in quarantine until Sept. 12.

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