The following list includes only a few of the more notable recent legal cases involving pit bull attacks.
Revised: September 7, 2014; 19:33 GMT
September 2, 2014
Unruly dog bites four people, dies after struggle
There were a total of four unlicensed dogs at the residence, two male pit bulls and two female pit bulls, Fromelt said. Charges are pending for unlicensed pets and violation of the three-dog limit.
August 28, 2014
Owners cited after 8-year old maimed
Dawn Wright and Steven Vujasinovich
August 25, 2014
Fatal attack conviction reinstated by SC Supreme Court
August 22, 2014
Father, girlfriend charged in boy's mauling death
On Friday Javon’s father, 30-year old Javon Dade, and his father’s girlfriend, 26-year old Alessandra Carrasco, were charged with child neglect in the boy’s death.
Javon Dade and Alessandra Carrasco
August 22, 2014
Pit bull owner charged, faces $10K fine
August 19, 2014
Charges authorized against 2 men in dog attack
August 14, 2014
Javon Dade Sr. was only cited for failure to vaccinate against rabies for three of the dogs, and for failure to license two of the dogs. There is no duty to license a pit bull since it is against the law to own one.
Javon Dade, Jr. 4-yo; d. August 13, 2014
August 12, 2014
Prosecutor releases list of 'Deadbeat' dog owners
August 11, 2014
St. Charles County toddler attacked by family dog has died, officials say
Police said Monday that their investigation has concluded, and no criminal charges are expected.
August 11, 2014
August 6, 2014
Bay City man charged with having vicious dog rejects plea offer, heading to trial
August 5, 2014
Police officer sues pit bull owners, their landlord in attack
August 1, 2014
Couple arraigned on murder charge after dogs kill jogger
It was at least the third time dogs owned by the couple attacked people on the road, according to reports. The pair face up to life in prison if convicted. They are also charged with harboring a dangerous animal causing death, a 15-year felony.
Craig Sytsma, d. July 23, 2014
Julty 29, 2014
In a letter written Monday to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, State Attorney Mark A. Ober says evidence in the case does not indicate the family of Logan Sheppard is culpably negligent in his death.
Logan Shepard, d. July 19, 2014
July 22, 2014
Family of boy mauled by dogs plans to sue city
July 18, 2014
Man charged after pit bull attacks 7-year-old child
Under state law, if a dog that previously has bitten a person or domestic animal without provocation subsequently bites another person, the owner can be charged with a crime.
July 16, 2014
Pit bulls attack Muskogee man
He was laying face down so I flipped him over and all his face all over here was over here. , , Cpl Mahon said they anticipate filing criminal charges including no proof of rabies vaccinations, harboring a vicious dog and allowing an animal to run loose.
July 11, 2014
Charges in fatal pit bull attack still possible
The investigation into the March 24th pit bull attack that left a 4-year-old dead is still not complete because Houma Police have not yet interviewed the dog’s owners.
Mia DeRouen; d. April 1, 2014
July 9, 2014
Plea rejected in case where pit bull attacked and killed family's dachshund on scooter
Englewood officials said the owners offered a plea of no-contest, but it was denied by the city attorney. "The city attorney made it clear to the owners of the dog; the City of Englewood would only accept a guilty plea," officials said.
July 8, 2014
Girl, 7, hospitalized after pit bull attack
The girl suffered injuries including cuts to her face and was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center. . . . The owner was not cited at the time the dog was impounded.
July 7, 2014
Should pit bull ban be reinstated?
Smith pleaded not guilty June 27 to charges of not properly confining a dangerous dog. If found guilty of the second-degree misdemeanor, she could be fined $750 and sentenced to 90 days in jail.
July 4, 2014
Police shoot, kill two pit bulls after attack on 4-yo
4-year-old Harmony Halyer was mauled by two pit bulls while staying with a family friend. The little girl’s father said she was put in a medically induced coma, but is expected to pull through. No charges have been filed so far, but the investigation is ongoing.
July 4, 2014; Cornwall PA
Pit bull attack leaves 82 yo Palmyra man with injuries
July 3, 2014; Goldsboro NC
Owner charged in pit bull attack on 71-yo woman
July 1, 2014; Houston TX
Two charged in deadly Houston pit bull attack
June 11, 2014; Canyon Lake, TX
Two arrested in fatal dog attack
Charged are Rachelle Kay Lucas and Peter Lucas, in a June 4 indictment accused of allowing their pit bulls to roam free and cause the death of Betty Clark. Grand jurors found enough evidence existed to try the couple on a charge of attack by dog resulting in death.
Peter Lucas, 49, and Rachelle Kay Lucas, 47
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Charges Pending (May 26, 2013)
Charges Pending II (June 20, 2014)
Charges Pending III (Sept 02, 2014)
Charges Pending IV (March 01 2015)
Charges Pending V (Forthcoming )