The owner of TWO PIT BULLS that attacked a pair of sisters at their school bus stop January 4 has been charged with two felony counts.
Edna Lenae Parker, 38, of Circle Drive near Onancock was arrested January 23 and charged with owning a vicious dog and committing....
"a willful act or omission in the care, control of containment of such animal so gross, wanton, and culpable as to show a reckless disregard for human life and was the proximate cause of such animal attacking and causing serious injury to a person,"
according to the section of Virginia law cited. Parker was released the same day after posting $2,000 bond.
She also was charged with two civil violations for owning a vicious dog in relation to the same incident. Additionally, Parker was found guilty in January of four misdemeanor charges of allowing an animal to run at large related to incidents on December 25, December 28 and January 1, according to General District Court records.
The dogs, described in court records as a grey and white male pit bull and a brindle female pit bull, have been destroyed after they were held for the required period, Accomack County Sheriff Todd Godwin said.