A Middletown man is facing vicious dog charges after police said his pit bull terrier injured a 6-year-old child.
Police said Clarence Viars was charged with improper confinement of a vicious dog, having no dog license and having a dog loose at large. The incident happened Thursday night, police said.
According to officers, Viars' dog bit the child after it escaped from its residence. Officers said Viars did not have the state-required $100,000 liability for the dog.The child was taken to a local hospital for treatment.