Owner of Killer Dogs Charged
It took five months, but two people now face formal charges for a deadly pit bull attack on a neighbor.
On Tuesday, grand jurors in Putnam County heard testimony from investigators and animal control officers, they returned an indictment for Deanna Blitch and her son William, who now face charges for their role in the death of Roy McSweeney, 74.
In June, their two pit bull's ripped off McSweeney's arm, and severely injured the other, as well as his face. He died five days later.
Blitch and her son are charged with providing false information to law enforcement officers.
"Providing information that they no longer had the dogs, when in fact they still did in their possession," said Deputy Hancel Woods, Putnam County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson.
The dogs were put down by animal control officers in the days following the attack.
Blitch has also been charged with two counts of "attack by a dangerous dog."
Deanna Blitch's bond was set at $3,000, and $2,000 for William Blitch, both bonded out of the Putnam County Jail on Tuesday.
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