Man Attacked By Pit Bull (STORY UPDATED)

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Smokey Barn News
Wednesday April 9, 2014
White House, Tenn. 

 Man Attacked By Pit Bull   (STORY UPDATED)

photo 3Around 9:00pm Monday evening 911 emergency dispatch received a call that a man had been attacked by a Pit Bull at a home in the White House area. The home is located on Pleasant Grove Road near Boyles Rd and Bill Moss. The victim (an adult male) was transported to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville for treatment of non critical injuries according to Robertson County Emergency Medical Service, Assistant Director, Russell Gupton. According to 911 radio dispatch the  injuries were below the knee on one leg.

The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office was also dispatched to the home. When they arrived a woman indicated that her husband, Brandon Watson, 28 of White House was in the front yard swinging his sword in the general area where they had their pitbull chained up to a tree. According to police, the woman stated she was in the front room of the house when she heard her husband scream for her to call 911 because the dog had bitten him on the back of his right leg. The woman then told police that after her husband screamed for help she heard gunshots, the report said.

photo 4Police tried to communicate with Mr. Watson in the ambulance but he was too intoxicated for them to gather any information, the report indicated. Watson was transported to Skyline Medical Center by EMS to have his injuries treated.

According to police, Mr. Watson’s wife said that the sword he was swinging was his, but the gun that was used to kill the dog was hers. When asked where she kept the gun she showed police a gun safe. Police asked her to open the safe but it appeared that she could not remember the combination, the report said.

Police then noticed another sword on the living room floor next to the couch. The woman told police that the sword was also her husbands. Police asked her if her husband came into the house to get the gun from the safe after the dog bit him, and she said no, according to the police report of the incident attained by Smokey Barn News.

Police deduced that Mr. Watson most likely already had the weapon in his possession at the time of the attack.  Police then learned that Mr Watson was a convicted felon and after running criminal history found that he had a felony drug conviction in 2006, a felony drug conviction in 2012, and two pending felony charges out of Robertson County for Possession of Schedule VI narcotics for resale and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, according to the report. Police issued a warrant for his arrest for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, the report stated. The two swords, a Glock 22 .40 caliber handgun, one magazine, two spent .40 caliber brass shell casings, and three .40 caliber rounds of ammunition were seized.

 Cross Plains Fire, Robertson County EMS and the Robertson County Sheriff’s department all responded to the home. The Robertson County Sheriff’s department is still investigating the incident.

Smokey Barn News April 9, 2014     See original report below. 

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Smokey Barn News
Monday April 7, 2014
White House, Tenn.

Man Attacked By Pit Bull In White House

Around 9:00pm Monday evening 911 emergency dispatch received a call that a man had been attacked by a Pit Bull at a home in the White House area. The home is located on Pleasant Grove Road near Boyles Rd and Bill Moss. The victim (an adult male) was transported to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville for treatment of non critical injuries according to Robertson County Emergency Medical Service, Assistant Director, Russell Gupton. According to 911 radio dispatch the  injuries were below the knee on one leg.

We are still waiting on a police report but what we do know is that the dog was put down before police and emergency crews arrived. We don’t know if the dog was put down after the attack or during, we will have to wait for the police report to learn more. Cross Plains Fire, Robertson County EMS and the Robertson County Sheriff’s department all responded to the home. The Robertson County Sheriff’s department is currently investigating the incident.  Smokey did make brief contact with the family and we are hoping for an update on the gentleman’s condition. There was no word as to why the dog attacked the gentleman but we do believe it was a family pet.  This is a developing story and we will provide more information as it becomes available.

It’s always scary to hear about a pet turning on its owner. It was just over a week ago that Smokey brought you the story about a pet Ferret that attacked a baby in Coopertown.

The Smokey staff would like to wish the gentleman a fast recovery.

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