Posted: Oct 11, 2012 5:53 PM by KXLF Media Center
Updated: Oct 11, 2012 6:11 PM
The Butte-Silver Bow County Attorney's Office is releasing the pet owners name and the charges associated in a dog biting case where a 12-year-old Butte girl was bitten and taken to the hospital for her injuries.
38-year-old Jamie Scott Chandler, of Butte, faces a jumping, barking, snapping and biting a pedestrian misdemeanor citation, according to the county attorney's office.
Chandler's pit bull allegedly bit Trinity Berry on the back when she was bringing groceries inside her home in late August.
Chandler pled not guilty to these claims on Sept. 6.
Berry spoke to the Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners at their regular meeting on Oct. 3, telling them the pit bull attempted to attack her again following the biting incident. She is too afraid to go outside now, she said.
A proposal has been submitted to the council to change the current animal ordinances that would require pet owners to pay all associated fees involved in a biting incident before their animals would be released from animal control. Representatives from animal control have said that the ordinance in place is very similar to what is being proposed, but this is an opportunity to clean it up and make it more useable.
Berry's family and neighbors have stated that the pit bull that bit Berry was impounded four days following the incident.
Chandler's next hearing associated with this case is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13.