MARYVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- A Maryville animal control officer is being treated at a hospital tonight after being attacked by pit bulls.
The dogs' owner is in jail.
The incident happened at a home at 3053 Old Whites Mill Road in Blount County. Maryville Animal Control Officer Kenneth Crowder was doing a followup check on two pit bulls that had been quarantined a few weeks ago, when he was attacked by the dogs, according to Blount County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Marian O'Briant.
He was taken to Blount Memorial Hospital for treatment.
The dogs' owner, Deborah K. Dyer, 44, is charged with one count of reckless endangerment and is jailed in lieu of a $5,000 bond.
The same dogs had allegedly attacked a teenager a few weeks ago, and had been quarantined.
A Blount County deputy who responded with Crowder was able to help get the dogs under control. They are at the Maryville Police Department Animal Control Center.
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