Monday, May 24, 2010

Waterloo officer bit by pit bull; owner tased

WATERLOO - A Waterloo police officer is back on the job after she was bit by a pit bull while investigating an assault over the weekend.
Details of the attack weren't immediately available, but Officer Eryn Hageman received a minor bite on her arm at the dog owner's home at 928 W. Mullan Ave. shortly before 7:20 p.m. Saturday, said Capt. Tim Pillack with the Waterloo Police Department.
The dog was seized by Animal Control officers, Pillack said. He said the owner, Scott Matthew Clark, didn't have documents showing the dog had its vaccinations.
Clark was arrested for disorderly conduct, public intoxication, interference and first-degree harassment. He was shocked by a Taser during the arrest, Pillack said.
Police were investigating an assault on Lafayette Street and Hageman went to the Mullan Avenue address for followup, Pillack said. He said shortly after she pulled up, she was bitten outside.
When other officers were sent to the house, Clark stood in the front yard yelling at police for coming on to his property, according to court records. He allegedly acted like he wanted to fight and then struggled when officers tried to detain him.
He allegedly told one of the officer's "You're dead" during the incident, records state.

WCF Courier

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