Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Police: Pit bull owner cited after dog bites man in Salem City

By Michael Williams, Today's Sunbeam

A man was bit by a dog running at large here Tuesday and transported to The Memorial Hospital of Salem County for treatment, Salem City Police officials said.

The victim, a 35-year-old male, was bitten on the finger and arm by a pit bull at around 1:30 p.m.

Animal Control Officer Ned Shimp was called and apprehended the pit bull, which was described as tan and brown, police said.

The owner of the dog, Ernest Cunningham Jr., of Oak Street, will be charged with three counts of allowing a dog to bark, having an unlicensed dog, allowing a dog to run at large, possession of a potentially dangerous dog, and possession of a vicious dog, police said.

The matter is pending court.

The victim was treated at The Memorial Hospital of Salem County and later released, according to police.

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