A local woman was arrested and charged after a jogger was allegedly attacked by a group of her dogs, the Panama City Police Department reported.
Teresa Ann Taylor, 33, of Panama City, was charged with attack or bite by a dangerous dog, which is a second-degree misdemeanor, according to the PCPD. Taylor was arrested and released with a notice to appear, police reported.PCPD responded to the area of Joe Moody Harris Park at around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday in reference to a male jogger who had been attacked by a pack of dogs. Officers arrived and determined the jogger was attacked by FOUR OR FIVE MIXED BREED PIT BULLS and he received serious injuries across his body, according to the PCPD. The jogger was transported to a local hospital and the PCPD and Bay County Animal Control contained the dogs.
It was determined that four of the dogs belonged to Taylor, according to police. Witnesses said the dogs routinely were loose throughout the neighborhood and reportedly had chased and bitten other people in the past, the PCPD reported.
Animal Control made contact with Taylor in May 2014 and June of this year regarding reports of biting and chasing someone. A man riding a bicycle reported being bitten by two of the dogs in May 2014. Animal Control ordered a 10-day quarantine and noted in a report that there was insufficient evidence to impound the dogs or give a citation.
Animal Control also made contact with her in June after one of the dogs jumped the fence and chased sanitation workers and a garbage truck. Taylor was given 72 hours to provide proof of a rabies vaccine on the dog and she was given a warning for having it off property.
The dogs were turned over to Bay County Animal Control. PCPD said civil charges are pending. There has been no decision on the fate of the dogs, as of 11 a.m. Thursday, according to a Bay County official.http://www.newsherald.com/article/20151022/NEWS/151029697