Probation After Violent Assault
UPDATE 11/14/08: In a case that clearly portrays "assault with a deadly weapon," but was instead dropped to aggravated assault, Jacob Vigansky was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to pay $800 in restitution. On the night of the assault, Vigansky provoked his dog until it was highly agitated. Then he "sicced" the animal on two people. The dog attacked both individuals violently.
10/09/08: Orders Dog to Attack Two People
Cuyahoga Falls, OH - An Ohio man faces up to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to ordering his pit bull to attack two neighbors last year over a disagreement about too much noise. Jacob A. Vigansky, 19, pleaded guilty to a felony, aggravated assault, and two misdemeanor counts of aggravated menacing. Aggravated assault carries a prison sentence of six to 18 months.
Vigansky reportedly held the dog up on her hind legs, shaking the dog until she became agitated, and telling the dog to "sic" the neighbor and the neighbor's girlfriend. Once the dog was barking and growling at them, Vigansky released her from his grip, and she attacked both of them. Both the man and his girlfriend were bitten "numerous" times and were treated by Cuyahoga Falls EMS. Officers also found blood splatters outside of the victim's garage.
Shouldn't the charge be, "assault with a deadly weapon?"