INDIAN TRAIL – Deputies with the Union County Sheriff’s Office used deadly force Dec. 27 to stop a pit bull attack.
Two pit bulls attacked a friend visiting a home in the 6600 block of First Avenue around 4:15 a.m. The homeowner tried to stop the attack but was bitten on the arm. He left the home and called 911.
Deputies arrived to find the victim on the floor being attacked by the dogs. The dogs charged toward deputies who attempted to use a catch pole to capture them. One dog bit a deputy on the arm, prompting another deputy to use a Taser to create separation between the dog and deputy.
The two injured males were taken to a hospital. The friend suffered extensive bites to his face and head, while the homeowner had a bite on his left arm. The injured deputy was treated for a minor bite wound and released from a Monroe hospital.
The investigation is ongoing. No charges have been filed.