Md. Woman Arrested After Pit Bull Attacks Officer

Thursday, Aug 12, 2010  |  Updated 8:45 PM EDT
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Md. Woman Arrested After Pit Bull Attacks Officer

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The Charles County, Md., Sheriff's Office said a woman was arrested after ordering her pit bull to attack an officer.

Authorities said they received a call on Tuesday about a woman with her pit bull who refused to leave the lobby of a doctor's office in Waldorf. Officers arrived and asked 21-year-old Courtney Jones, of Upper Marlboro, to leave.

Jones refused and officers escorted her outside, officials said. She suddenly stopped and ordered the dog to attack. The pit bull began biting the officer's foot, which was protected by a boot.

Jones kicked and yelled during her arrest and shattered the rear passenger window of the officer's cruiser, authorities said. Another officer took control of the dog.

Jones faces first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and other charges.

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