Chief Deputy Matt Rice says a three-year-old boy was attacked by his grandfather’s pit bull Monday afternoon.
Rice said the boy was playing in the yard of his grandfather’s home at 419 Arkansas 365 when the dog broke off its chain and attacked the child. The child sustained injuries to his head, according to the sheriff’s office.
Rice said deputies described the child’s injuries as “pretty severe.”
Deputies were forced to euthanize the dog when they arrived and observed the dog circling the child in an aggressive manor, Rice said.
The child was transported via air ambulance to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
The child's grandfather, Ricky Jackson, was issued a citation for an animal biting a human, a Faulkner County ordinance.
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