Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Oakhurst, CA - After responding to a family disturbance call, Deputy Tyson Pogue said 37-year-old Christopher Robesky grabbed one of his dogs, a pit bull, shook it violently and threw the animal at Pogue. As Tyson was able to capture the dog and get it under control, Robesky threw another dog at him, but the dog ran back to Robesky who restrained it, and tossed it back in a kennel.
Robesky was detained, but deputies say he tried to head-butt his way out of the patrol car shouting, "Wait till I get out of jail you (expletive) cops. You're dead. You better hope they keep me in jail for a long time." Robesky has been booked into the Department of Corrections on suspicion of resisting arrest, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a peace officer, terrorist threats and domestic violence.
After he makes bail, will he go home to his dogs?
In other news:
Pit Bull-MIx Attacks Mail Carrier
Murphysboro, IL - The owner of a pit bull-mix euthanized the animal after it reportedly attacked an on-duty postal worker. Laurie Garrison of Ava was hand-delivering mail to a resident, when the dog either broke its collar or got out of it and bit her on the hand and wrist, Mike Gahagan, animal control officer for the Murphysboro Police Department, said. The degree of injury the mail carrier suffered is unknown.
B.C. Police Dog Attacked by Pit Bulls
Nanaimo, B.C. - Mark Lawson was off duty when he took his German shepherd Razor out for a walk. Razor was just ahead of his owner when two pit bulls bolted from a nearby property and attacked the dog. An RCMP spokesman said the attack was unprovoked. Lawson managed to fight the dogs off. Razor suffered puncture wounds to his upper leg; he dog won't be on active duty for at least a week.
07/28/08: Aggravated Assault Charges Investigated in Pit Bull Attack
06/25/08: Springfield Mailman Attacked by Two Pit Bulls
02/27/08: Seattle Officer Shoots 2 Pit Bulls in Self Defense