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Police arrest owner of dog involved in attack

ANNISTON (AP) — A man believed to own at least one of two pit bulls involved in an attack on a woman in Golden Springs was arrested and released on $300 bond.

One of the dogs, a male, was captured and euthanized Tuesday, with its head sent to a lab to be tested for rabies.

Anniston police said Gordon Raynard McGrue, 20, was arrested Monday night, charged with allowing dogs to run at large, a violation of city law.

The charges stem from the attack on Kristi Jiles, who received more than 60 stitches in her legs after she and her dog were attacked by two dogs Friday evening.

Police seized the male pit bull, which McGrue says he doesn't own, at McGrue's home Tuesday morning.

A female McGrue says he owns was captured Saturday morning and is quarantined at an Alexandria veterinary where it will be evaluated for rabies later this week.

An Anniston newspaper reported that neighbors have pointed out McGrue as the owner of both dogs, but McGrue said the dog that bit Jiles doesn't belong to him.

He said he had seen the male dog for about two months and that it frequently got into his fenced backyard.

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