Butler County 5-year-old attacked by dog, owner charged

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HAMILTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Butler County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday a five-year-old was attacked by a dog over the weekend.

Sheriff Richard K. Jones said the Butler County Sheriff’s Office Dog Wardens investigated an attack on a 5-year-old girl that happened Saturday, April 6th on Millikin Street in the City of Hamilton.

The pit bull was recently labeled a dangerous dog by the Dog Wardens from a separate dog attack on a child from September 2018.

The 5-year-old suffered a fractured jaw and several open wounds on her head and face. She is expected to make a full recovery but will require continued medical care, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Justin Iceman, 37, has been charged with failing to confine a dangerous dog and failure to notify the dog warden of the attack. Both are misdemeanor offenses. 

The dog has been upgraded from dangerous to a vicious dog and is scheduled to be euthanized.

“This little girl was minding her own business when this dog broke the leash and attacked her. I am glad that she is expected to be fine but fear this will have a lasting impression on her. We don’t know what prompted the attack, but this dog obviously should not be around people, “said Sheriff Jones.

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