Delaware County deputies investigate attack by pit bull terriers

Alan Robinson, 54, of Bernice, was attacked by two pit bull terriers on March 17, causing injuries requiring as many as 200 stitches. Three pit bulls have been quarantined until the investigation is completed, the Delaware County sheriff’s office reported.
By Sheila Stogsdill, For The Oklahoman Modified: March 26, 2014 at 7:35 pm •  Published: March 27, 2014
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A Delaware County man mauled this month by two pit bull terriers required as many as 200 stitches to close his lacerations, the sheriff’s office confirmed Tuesday.

Alan Robinson, 54, of Bernice, was attacked March 17 by dogs that belong to Paula Robinson, his daughter-in-law, Delaware County Sheriff Harlan Moore said in a news release.

Previous complaints

It wasn’t the first time deputies had visited Paula Robinson’s residence concerning vicious dog complaints, records show.

Sheriff’s dispatch records show law enforcement officers were called in April and May 2012 on dog complaints.

The elder Robinson told authorities one of the male dogs had bitten him about 2012 and that all three dogs had attacked other family members, the sheriff’s department reported.

On the day of the attack, Robinson was walking from his house to his daughter-in-law’s mobile home when one of the dogs approached him. As he petted the dog, a second pit bull terrier ran directly to him, knocked him off his feet and attacked him. During the attack, another pit bull joined in the attack, the sheriff’s department said.

Austin Robinson, 16, pulled the dogs off the elder Robinson, who was treated for his injuries at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, then released.

Veterinary records show the male pit bull terrier has a current rabies vaccination, the sheriff’s department reported.

In connection with the attack, three pit bulls have been quarantined until the investigation is completed.

Investigation reports have been turned over to the Delaware County district attorney’s office.

No charges had been filed in the attack as of Wednesday, court records show.


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