CLINTON - East Feliciana Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested two people Wednesday after an Ethel woman suffered serious injuries inflicted by three dogs on Monday, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.
The victim remained under treatment in a hospital Wednesday for numerous lacerations on her arms and legs, as well as other injuries, Sgt. Kevin Garig said.
Kenneth Tullier, 45, 8490 Shaffett Lane, Ethel, and Donielle Brown, 39, 8472 Shaffett Lane, were each booked at the parish jail with negligent injuring, Garig said.
Dog or animal owners can be charged with negligent injuring when the animal’s owner “is reckless and criminally negligent in confining or restraining the dog or other animal,” according to state law.
Garig said Tullier drove by the victim’s residence about 7 p.m. Monday and noticed the woman lying in her driveway, trying to defend herself from two dogs, identified as a pit bull and a pit bull-mix.
Tullier chased the dogs away from the woman and called 911. The victim was taken by ambulance to Lane Regional Medical Center, Garig said.
The woman later said she was attacked in her yard by three dogs and identified them as being owned by Tullier and Brown, Garig said.
Brown initially was given a summons for allowing a vicious dog to run at large, but after further investigation, deputies arrested her and Tullier.