BY JUSTIN MINYARD
Investigative efforts on behalf of the West Point Police Department in regards to last Thursday’s pit bull attack on a 3-year-old child have resulted in the arrests of two West Point residents.
Reports flooded the airwaves at about 5 p.m. Thursday regarding a possible dog attack. Officers, upon arrival, discovered evidence to suggest the child had been viciously ravaged by a pit bull confined by chains among the exterior of the dwelling in which he was staying.
According to reports, several adults were in fact present in the home, but the child allegedly wedged through a door in the house unnoticed.
Neighbors claimed to have heard the attack and proceeded to alert the individuals in the home.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said although the wounds were not fatal, the outcome was wholly dependent on the reaction time of the neighbors.
“We feel confident that if the neighbors hadn’t witnessed the attack and brought it to the attention of adults in the home, the little boy would have been killed,” said Brinkley. “ ... This isn’t the first time we’ve had an attack involving these animals in West Point, though I believe it to be the first incident we’ve had involving a child.”
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