Police kill pit bull, arrest owner after dog’s attack on Rock Hill man

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comJuly 1, 2013 

— Police shot and killed a “vicious” pit bull, and arrested its owner, after the dog attacked a Rock Hill man on Friday, biting his arms, thigh and stomach.

Authorities responded to a Reynolds Street house at about 6:50 a.m. after receiving reports of a “vicious pit bull” that had bit a man four times, according to a Rock Hill police report.

The victim, 29, told police that while leaving a woman’s house, her pit bull attacked him and bit him on his right arm, thigh, leg and the right side of his stomach, the report states. EMS treated the man’s injuries, while police requested animal control to respond.

The dog ran toward an officer and the victim on a neighbor’s porch, the report states. The officer yelled at the dog, and it turned away “for the moment.”

The owner, Tiki Ann Marquez, told police the dog belonged to her, the report states. The dog ran off but soon returned, running beside paramedics as animal control arrived.

The animal control officer said they had been called out four times about the dog and cited Marquez for violating the leash law, the report states, before the dog lunged at the animal control officer.

A police lieutenant fired a shot at the dog, killing it, the report states. Marquez ran toward officers, yelling and shouting profanities, police said. Police ordered her to return home, but she kept yelling.

Police arrested her, charging her with violation of the dog ordinance and public disorderly conduct. She was released from jail Saturday on a $1,000 bond.

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