A Balch Springs man was arrested Wednesday after police say his dogs attacked a woman walking down the street.
Balch Springs police say 53-year-old Kenneth Roy Ginn owned the two black and white PIT BULLS that attacked the victim in the 4900 block of Honeysuckle Drive, off Seagoville Road on Tuesday.
The woman was walking with her brother when the dogs began "rushing at her and began to attack," police say. They say Ginn was on his porch and called his dogs inside.
The woman had to have surgery for her injuries.
An animal control officer familiar with Ginn reported that he had received written citations in the past and had several dogs confiscated.
Police arrested him after a witness identified him in a photo line up.
Ginn has been charged with attack by dog resulting in serious bodily injury, a third-degree felony. He's being held in the Balch Springs City Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Police also seized three dogs from the home.
The arrest in Balch Springs comes as neighboring Dallas works to control a loose dog population in the southern half of the city.
Dallas police recently began enforcing laws requiring responsible dog ownership and this month, made the city's first arrests using the attack-by-dog charge.
In May, a 52-year-old woman died after being mauled by a pack of dogs in South Dallas. No one has been charged in connection with her death.