Thursday, October 28, 2010

Parents attacked by pit bull while subduing son

By David Hench, The Portland Press Herald

Two people are being treated for dog bites following a family struggle that ended with police incapacitating one man with a Taser. Cumberland County Sheriff's deputies were called to a home on Douglas Hill Road in Baldwin at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a domestic disturbance. When deputies arrived they found that Jesse Ewald, 25, was intoxicated and had been vandalizing the inside of his parents' home.
His 14-year-old brother had removed a rifle from the home and the parents had tried to subdue Ewald. A pet pit bull attacked the parents, biting them on the legs, deputies said.
When deputies arrived, Ewald refused to comply with deputies' commands, they said. They used a Taser to incapacitate him, arrested him and charged him with disorderly conduct and refusal to submit.
The parents required stitches for their injuries, deputies said. The dog is being quarantined to be sure he does not suffer from a communicable disease like rabies, deputies said.
Ewald was taken to Cumberland County Jail then freed on $250 bail pending a court date.

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