Dog In Pound, Owner Ticketed After Bites

(AP) A pair of Putnam County lawmen were warning a dog owner to control his pet when it raced over and bit them on the leg. Now, the pooch is in the pound and the owner is in the doghouse.

Deputy Sonny Farley says he and Corrections Officer Will White went to Nathan Ray Smith's house March 15 after a neighbor complained Smith's dog, which appeared to be a Jack Russell terrier, growled at his grandkids and tried to bite him.

Smith was out when they arrived, but a family member called him and he headed back home.

"While we were waiting on him to return home, the dog tried to bite C.O. White," Farley says in his report.

When Smith got there the deputy told him he needed to control his dog and that he was going to write him a ticket for letting it run loose.

Just then the dog ran up and bit Farley on the lower leg, ran around the squad car and bit White on the leg, then ran back around the car and bit Farley again.

"I told the owner to catch the dog, that I was going to take it to the pound," the deputy's report says. "I wrote the citation and took the dog to the pound."


Information from: Cookeville Herald-Citizen,

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