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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  1. afootupyours

    Pit Bulls are only acting out their natural instinct, they are natural killers. You “play will a pit, you’ll get bit!” it’s a proven fact. They are friendly pets, but they can turn on you like any animal could. Own a Pit Bull is the same as housing death, it will do what it do.

    • Debbie

      You are an ignorant person but that’s ur option and I guess idiots r aloud to have them too. SMH

  2. A.J.B.

    I don’t believe for a second that the dog was not provoked. You are correct in stating that it is not uncommon for dogs to be chained to trees, but either way it does not make it appropriate to do so. My pets are members of the family and I would never chain my pets/members of my family to a tree. That is obsurd. I knew when I read the original story that it was not the full story. This could have been any type of dog breed. The only truth I found within this story is that these folks are noting but trash and should not be allowed to be pet owners.

  3. Shelby

    Anyone who believes the crap in this article is a dumb. No one even filed a report. They called 911 because he was bleeding bad. Y’all don’t know the dog nor the owner so you have no right to say anything. I understand y’all are going off what you read in this article, but I’m telling you right now, everything in this story that makes him sound bad was brought on my media. And don’t act like no one ever has a dog chained to a tree. That isn’t harming the animal. It’s not an uncommon thing.

    • Debbie

      Ur right about going by what the media wrote. There are 2 sides of every story. But the dog can’t speak for itself. But as an advocate for an animal especially for this breed. (Which the media portrays also as a vicious breed.) I just don’t understand why they had to kill the dog who could not defend itself beyond the end of its chain. I myself have had dogs chained outside or in pens outside and never and I mean NEVER have I had any of them attack or bite anybody. I bred and raised APBT for 35yrs and then stopped breeding to run a rescue for 5yrs. It’s a bitter sweet job. Some came from fighting yards and some came from people who couldn’t have them where they lived because of the breed. I found Every one of these dogs great homes. All I’m saying is something else happened to make that dog bite. It that’s what I’m upset about. The whole truth is not there. How else are people supposed to act when we fight so hard to make people see what an amazing breed this is when ignorance of a human is to blame. I speak for the animals and myself and will til the day I’m dead and gone.

  4. Debbie

    This dog was obviously threatened by this man’s actions. First of all he(the man) was intoxicated, not the dog. He was acting irrational with a sword around a dog that was on a chain, that could not go anywhere for protection. I get so tired of the media portraying pit bulls as vicious and unpredictable family dog. I’ve raised APBT for over 35yrs. And have yet to have any of my dogs bite or attack anybody. Think of this poor dogs environment it was in and what led up to this incident. He they were gonna lie about who had the gun what makes you think they wouldn’t have lied about why this defenseless dog felt like it had to defend itself. THK you for allowing me to speak for this animal.