By Pat Nolan, The Marshall Democrat-News
Two people, including a 4-year-old girl, were injured in separate dog attacks over the holiday weekend. On Saturday, Sept. 4, Marshall High School Track Coach James Papreck was jogging on South English when he was attacked and bitten by a brindle-colored pit bull.
According to the police report, as Papreck was jogging by the dog, it began to growl and bark. Then the dog, that was chained to a stake in the ground, pulled the stake out and chased him.
Papreck suffered puncture wounds above the kneecap and on the shin. The dog was placed in the animal shelter for observation.
In a separate incident, a 4-year-old girl was bitten on the hand by a Beagle at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, in the 700 block of E. Yerby. During the investigation, Marshall police officers captured two dogs at large, a Shar Pei and a Beagle mix.
The girl's father declined medical treatment for the girl.
The owner of the two captured dogs was cited for the animals' not being properly licensed, not having a rabies inoculation and for animals at large.