Tuesday, August 16, 2016

SELLERSBURG IN - A NEW NEIGHBOR MOVED IN WITH 2 PITS AND A ROTTWEILER AND IN 2 MONTHS THEY HAVE ATTACKED 2 PEOPLE, CHASED AND CORNERED SEVERAL AND TERRORIZED MOST EVERYONE

UPDATE:  http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/criminal-charges-filed-in-sellersburg-dog-biting-incidents/article_8fa7374e-6320-11e6-95c7-3bc3a8e708bd.html


(WAVE) - Neighbors along Foothill Road say they are being terrorized by a small pack of dogs. 

Police said it’s gotten so bad that criminal charges are now pending against the owner.

In the last two months, two people have been seriously injured after they were attacked. Two others were chased and cornered.

Prosecutor Jeremy Mull said he filed numerous charges against Dustin Higgs. Those include criminal recklessness, dog bite liability, dogs straying beyond owner's premises and intimidation. 

The dogs have all been removed from the home, but that still doesn’t put neighbors at ease.

"I’m scared to death. I’m terrified," said one homeowner who suffers from MS and asked not to be identified. 

On Aug. 5, she was bringing in groceries when three loose dogs surrounded her.  

"I realized I was in big, big trouble because these dogs are very aggressive," she said. "They started growling and snarling at once."

Not knowing what to do, she tried to give commands and backed up into a bush near her home.

"I just kept praying silently to myself because I knew if I let them see me and how scared I was they would hurt me," she said. 

 Neighbors heard her scream and called for help. 

"When we got there, she was still in that position, the guys actually just sounded the taser and luckily the dogs just took off running," Sellersburg Police Chief Russ Whelan said. 

Whelan said the  TWO PIT BULLS AND A ROTTWEILER  belong to Dustin Higgs, who moved to the neighborhood with his wife in June. 

On June 30, a man was severely bitten by one of the pit bulls while he was mowing grass next to the dog’s fence. He needed more than 30 stitches.

"Since June 30, it has actually been nonstop," Whelan said. 

Police said they have cited the owner numerous times.   

"If the owners cannot contain and keep their dogs contained, then they shouldn’t have them," Whelan said. 

The dogs chased a 14-year-old playing basketball and the same day showed up at 79-year-old Jan Kight's house several blocks over. Kight was attempting to get in her car to go to bible study when the three dogs showed up. 

"The one lunged at me and I screamed and when I did he kind of jumped back for a second, then he lunged again and that’s when he got me on the upper thigh here," Kight said. 

The same pit bull who attacked the man mowing the lawn attacked Kight. The dog ran off, but police were able to track it down. 

"Brought him back down here for me to identify, the dog that bit me, and I did, AND THE DOG'S NAME WAS "SINNER" OF ALL NAMES," Kight said. 

 She had to get stitches, too. 

"If I had been a little child, it would have killed me," Kight said. "They have do something about it, I don’t know exactly what will be done, but they have to do something." 

Kight said Higgs did come by to see how she was doing and apologize. 

Once a judge signs the warrant, the owner will be served. It will be up to a judge what happens next. 

Mull said he will recommend that the dogs not be returned.

Higgs said, "To all parties involved, my best regards. Sorry for any inconveniences that may have occurred." 

http://www.wave3.com/story/32764483/police-dog-bites-two-people-pack-terrorizes-neighborhood#



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD!

LMAO!

"Higgs said, 'To all parties involved, my best regards. Sorry for any inconveniences that may have occurred.'"

Your best regards would be to keep your vicious animals locked up! INCONVENIENCES? That's what it's called when people are terrorized?

I want a cute purse said...

What a crazy b1+ch! Inconvenience????! The nerve of fighting dog owners.

Dayna Hamilton said...

These dogs would be too easy to get rid of. I don't get why neighbors are such sheep when things like this happen where they live.

I want a cute purse said...

Block party making poison meatballs. Woot woot!

Farmer Jane said...

"If the owners cannot contain and keep their dogs contained, then they shouldn’t have them," Whelan said.

It's really this basic and this simple. AC needs to realize this and act on it. Owning a dog is a privilege, not a right. That privilege should be denied if it's abused.