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July 18, 2012

Dog attacks 5-year-old on 23rd St.

MOULTRIE — A man whose dog reportedly bit a 5-year-old child on Tuesday was cited for letting the animal run at large, but the bulldog escaped capture at the time, running into a wooded area.

Moultrie police and the Humane Society of Moultrie-Colquitt County were summoned at 5:31 p.m. to a residence in the first block of 23rd Street Southeast to investigate the incident. When they arrived, the white bulldog was in the road, but it kept out of reach the animal control officer’s catch pole, police reports said.

The dog led the officials around the house several times before it ran into the woods.

Ivalissa Hood of Thomasville reported that the child was bitten on the left calf.

When the dog’s owner, Chancey Harris, arrived home, he told them that the dog was chained when he left for work. He was issued citations for an unleashed dog and vicious dog at large, police reports said.

The child did not require hospitalization.

Assaults

Cindy Alderman, 200 block Eighth Street Southwest, reported Tuesday that a male acquaintance came to her residence while she was gone, with her children reporting that they were assaulted when they told him to leave.

One of the children, who is 13, reported that when told to leave, the man pushed him, went into the kitchen and began eating chicken and drinking orange juice.

A 9-year-old child told the officer that the man struck him several times after he told the man to stop eating the food.

After eating, the man left, police reports said.

Arrests

Moultrie Police Department

• Michelle Renee Powell, 33, 1509 Hutchinson Drive, was charged Monday with two counts of probation violation.

• John Paul Lewis, 29, 1605 Hutchinson Drive, was charged Tuesday with probation violation.

• Danny Lamar Thomas, 42, 406 Seventh Ave. S.E., was charged Tuesday with two counts of probation violation.

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