The victim of the attack was transported to the Medical Center with injuries to her arm, lower buttocks, and thigh, according to a report of the incident by Lt. Shane Moody with the Jones County Sheriff’s Department.
The report states that Moody was on patrol at 9 p.m. on Twin Lakes Drive July 31, when he observed two females walking. As he got closer to the women he saw them quickly go off the road. He said he also saw what he described as a very large black dog running at full speed with a young male chasing it.
“Then I realized the dog was running toward the females and was probably going to attack them. I tried to block his travel with my patrol vehicle, but he got by and attacked the older female,” the lieutenant said.
Moody said the younger female, whom he found out was the victim’s daughter, ran to the porch of the closest house. He jumped from his car and unholstered his weapon but said he could not shoot safely.
He said the victim got to the road but the dog was still attacking her. Moody told her to get on his car and he continued to yell at the dog.
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