10-year-old has serious injuries after dog attack

NEWPORT, Tenn. (WVLT)-- A 10-year-old boy is recovering in the hospital and two people are sitting behind bars after a dog attack near Maple Lane in Newport Wednesday afternoon.

Cocke County Sheriff's Office says the boy has serious injuries after the pit bull mix mauled him.

Deputies say four to five dogs were also in the area. A neighbor shot one of them, and now animal control has the rest.

Jennifer Switzer and Anthony Lugar are facing charges for having animals at large causing bodily harm.

The boy was flown to UT Medical Center.

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