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July 25, 2013

Dog’s repeated attacks land its owner in jail

GILBERTON, Pa. — By CHRISTIN COYNE

MILLSAP – The owner of a dog accused of biting two people in separate incidents Wednesday was arrested on a felony charge after, deputies say, she failed to keep her dog from attacking neighbors despite numerous warnings.

Megan Diann Hubble, 19, of Millsap, was arrested Wednesday afternoon on a third-degree felony charge of attack by dog resulting in serious bodily injury.

According to the Parker County sheriff’s office, an animal control officer was dispatched Wednesday morning to Weatherford Regional Medical Center, where a 66-year-old woman reported she had been walking in the 100 block of East Colorado Street in Millsap around 9:30 a.m. when she was attacked by a medium-size, brown dog.

The woman sustained minor puncture wounds to her right calf and was treated and released from the hospital, according to spokeswoman Deputy Danie Huffman.

When the animal control officer later arrived at the location in Millsap, he observed the dog attacking two females, according to the sheriff’s office. One of the females reportedly had a gash at least two-inches long and sought medical treatment.

The deputy recognized the house, the dog and the dog owner because animal control had responded numerous times to the residence and issued the dog owner citations for dog-at-large, according to the sheriff’s office.

In January, the dog bit another person and was quarantined following that incident, Huffman said.

Due to the severity of the bite, the number of citations previously written and the failure to obey instructions to keep the dog contained, the sheriff’s office arrested Hubble at the scene Wednesday, according to Huffman.

Hubble remained in the jail as bond had not been set Wednesday night.

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