Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pit Bull Owner Cited to Court

An August 31st court date has been set for a dog owner in Cookeville, who has been cited for allowing his pet to run at large. And police say they also want the man to pay for the cost of four Taser cartridges they say were necessary to capture the animal -- described in police reports as a pitbull. Cookeville Police Officer Mitch Harrington alleges that 29-year-old Christopher Bilbrey's dog was at a next-door neighbor's house on Dixie Avenue Saturday night and "had the neighbor on top of a vehicle and would not let him down." Harrington says in the citation that he had to use four Taser cartridges on the animal -- each costing $23.50. He wants the court to charge Bilbrey for the cost of replacing those.