Photo: Nick Graham
Photo: Nick Graham

Pit bull attacks child for second time in Butler County, owner charged

Deputies investigated an attack on a 5-year-old girl on Saturday on Millikin Street in Hamilton, according to a news release. The pit bull involved in that attack was labeled a dangerous dog after a different attack on a child in September 2018.

The victim of Saturday’s incident “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,” the sheriff’s office said.

Justin Iceman, 37, has been charged with failing to confine a dangerous dog and failure to notify the dog warden of the attack. They are both misdemeanors.

The dog is scheduled to be euthanized.

“This little girl was minding her own business when this dog broke the leash and attacked her,” Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said. “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.”

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