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March 23, 2013

2 arrested in Gainesville pet store dog attack

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Gainesville Police say two men have been arrested for allegedly threatening customers at a pet store after one of their pit bulls bit a child.

Police say a dog belonging to Craig Wooke bit a 6-year-old boy in his face at the pet store last weekend. Authorities say Wooke and Darin Dyer fled the scene, and Dyer pointed a gun at a customer who tried intervening in the parking lot. Officials say both men were arrested without incident Friday. It is unclear if they have attorneys.

Gainesville Police Cpl. Kevin Holbrook tells WSB-TV Wooke has been charged with being a party to a crime and Dyer has been charged with aggravated assault.

The boy’s mother says doctors have removed nine stitches from the child’s face.  

 

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