AMAZING TWIST TO THIS STORY: POLICE SEEK 2 MEN THEY SAY BEAT A WOMAN AND THEN ORDERED A PIT BULL TO ATTACK HER.
Thur-Dec 8, 2011 - Police are looking for two township men they say beat a woman Friday and then ordered a pit bull to attack her.
Police said they are searching for Shaun Hunt, 40, and Andrew Dockery Jr., 26, who are now charged with second-degree aggravated assault. Warrants have been issued for their arrests and bail for each was set at $200,000, police said.
Officers responded to a report of a pit bull attack at the Park Avenue home that the two men shared with the victim, according to Plumsted police Sgt. Matthew Petrecca.
Hunt and his 34-year-old girlfriend, who police did not identify, had an argument that “turned physical, (and) he ended up beating her up,” Petrecca said.
Dockery, who police identified as Hunt’s brother, joined the fight against the woman, Petrecca said. Hunt then ordered his pit bull to attack the woman, and the dog bit her face. Both men ran away before Patrolman Gary Schaal and Cpl. Earl Meroney arrived at the home, Petrecca said.
The woman suffered wounds to her arm, face, head and neck, and told police that Hunt had tried to strangle her, Petrecca said. She was taken by ambulance to a landing zone at the New Egypt Speedway and was flown by medevac helicopter to the Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, according to Dave Rogers Jr., chief of New Egypt EMS.
Emergency medical technicians found the woman on the ground and bleeding, Rogers said.
The woman was treated for a broken arm and underwent surgery to repair wounds to her face, Petrecca said. Authorities said she was released from the hospital Tuesday.
Animal Control authorities seized the pit bull, said Petrecca, who could not say whether the dog was still alive.
Police could not immediately provide photographs of Hunt and Dockery.
FIRST ARRIVING OFFICER REPORTED HE SAW 2 MEN LAYING ON DOGS ON THE GROUND. THOSE MEN WERE ALSO BITTEN.
Tues-Dec 6, 2011 - A local woman who was attacked by a pit bull had to undergo emergency surgery for multiple dog bite wounds to her body, authorities said Tuesday.
The woman, who wasn’t identified, was flown to a trauma center by helicopter after she was attacked by a pit bull on Mill Stream Road after 8 p.m. Friday, authorities said.
Emergency medical technicians found the woman on the ground and bleeding, according to Dave Rogers Jr., chief of New Egypt EMS. The woman was in her 30’s, Rogers said.
“My first arriving officer reported that he saw two men laying on two dogs on the ground,’’ Rogers said.
Both dogs were pit bulls, he said.
Eight members of New Egypt EMS responded and treated the woman as well as the two men who were holding the dogs, he said. The men received non-life threatening bites and were treated by EMS at the scene, Rogers said.
The woman was taken by ambulance to a landing zone at the New Egypt Speedway and flown to Capital Health Systems Hospital in Trenton where for surgery to repair her wounds, he said.
The woman suffered “numerous bites and injuries about the head, arms and body,’’ Rogers said.
“She was conscious the whole time, but she was bitten up pretty good,’’ he said.
The woman was listed in stable condition following her surgery, he said.
Rogers said there were some tense moments for responding EMS crews. With the dogs restrained just a short distance away, technicians concentrated on treating the woman’s injuries so she could be moved, he said.
Multiple ambulances arrived at the scene along with police and animal control, Rogers said.
Details about how the attack happened were not available from police when they were contacted Tuesday night.
It was unknown what happened to the pit bulls.