Carolyn Boss Charged
Indianapolis, IN - Back in November, we reported that three pit bulls mauled Thomas Wimberly, 48, and Carrolle Bales, 42, leaving both with severe puncture and bite wounds. This past week, the owner of the dogs, Carolyn Boss, was charged in the incident nearly four months after the attack. Marion County Prosecutor's Office filed 12 charges in all -- six counts of dog bite causing serious bodily injury and six counts of harboring a non-immunized dog.
After the attack, Bales told police she was taking a short cut through the alley, when the dogs ran out of a yard and attacked her. She was dragged to the ground and one of her arms broken, according to the probable cause affidavit. Thomas Wimberly, a friend of Bales, heard her screaming and tried to drive the dogs away from her, but they attacked him instead, he told police. He also suffered dog bites on his legs, arms and face in the attack.
Boss had been caring for the dogs for her son, who was in prison at the time of the attack.
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