Police: 3 pit bulls attacked runner;  owner charged

Published 8:45 pm Tuesday, June 27, 2017

VANCLEAVE (AP) — Mississippi authorities say a man has been charged after his pit bulls attacked a runner.

The Sun Herald reports Wade Sistrunk faces three misdemeanor leash-law violations after his dogs attacked a runner Monday. Authorities say Sistrunk also has an outstanding warrant in Biloxi for possession of paraphernalia.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said in a news release that the dogs ran out of the yard to attack the runner. A neighbor came outside and called 911. Ezell says the dogs fled when they saw the neighbor.

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The runner was treated and released from a hospital. The dogs have been quarantined under a 10-day bite hold to determine if they’re vicious.