Pit bulls at large after Freeman dog attack

DISCLAIMER: This tale includes a graphic image demonstrating injuries sustained by the dog assault.


FREEMAN, S.D. (KELO) — 30-4-calendar year-aged Dawson Schild of Freeman is going through prices following four pet dogs, which are nonetheless unaccounted for, attacked a 55-calendar year-aged female Monday morning.

Officer Jay Slevin with the Freeman Law enforcement Section responded to a simply call of four dogs in a garden at 6:25 a.m. on Monday, he advised KELOLAND Information through phone connect with on Wednesday.

Slevin was on the way to the scene when a canine assault was documented around the radio. The 55-12 months-previous sufferer experienced been on a early morning wander when she was attacked from driving by the four puppies. Slevin claims a particular person driving down the avenue began honking even though driving towards the assault, scaring the canine away from the target, who police say was bitten all around 17 instances, and needed 9 stitches though getting handled for intense injuries.

Image of accidents shared by the target with the Freeman Police

Slevin explained that by the time he arrived, Schild experienced currently gotten the dogs into the home, and that he refused to convert the puppies about.

Currently being on his individual, Slevin waited for back-up just before attempting to enter the dwelling and parked out front. While Slevin was awaiting back again-up, he claims that Schild snuck the pet dogs out the back again door of the property and into a vehicle prior to driving them away. He was afterwards arrested on costs of simple assault and obstruction of justice, and was introduced immediately after putting up bond.

The canine have not still been found, but Freeman Police think that Slevin could have taken them to be re-homed in Sioux Falls. Freeman PD is doing the job with Sioux Falls Law enforcement and Animal Management in an energy to uncover the dogs.

The descriptions of the 4 dogs are as follows:

  1. Name – Fog Age – 1.5-many years Male (Intact) Breed – Labrador/Pit Bull combine Shade – Brindle
  2. Identify – B.B. Age – 7-several years Female (Spayed) Breed – Pit Bull Shade – Brindle
  3. Identify – Onyx Age – 2-yrs Male (Neutered) Breed – Pit Bull Shade – Brindle
  4. Identify – Francie Age -1.5-decades Woman (Intact) Breed – Labrador/Pit Bull blend Shade – Brindle

Freeman Law enforcement say they believe the canines to begin with escaped Schild’s household by pushing by the back again doorway.

Slevin told KELOLAND News that Schild will be arrested once more on charges together with 4-counts of maintaining and retaining of vicious animals, permitting pet dogs run at substantial, and disturbing the peace. Slevin says a situation of release on bond will be the surrender of the puppies to law enforcement.