Lehigh Valley Pit Bull Owner To Be Re-Sentenced

Posted on: March 29th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On March 21, 2011, a Northampton County PA prosecutor filed a motion requesting that Judge Leonard Zito reconsider the sentence he imposed on a negligent pit bull owner. As described in The Morning Call, on Oct. 29, 2010 a Plainfield Twp. police officer was called to a home on Frable Street. The property owner refused to restrain his pit bull and it attacked the officer.

The police officer sustained a significant dog bite wound to his wrist. He was treated at Easton Hospital and his medical bills totaled nearly $7,000.00. The PA pit bull owner plead guilty to reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. His sentence was merely a $275 fine and court costs. The Northampton County DA’s Office has requested that the trial judge impose a stiffer sentence at the April 1, 2011 hearing.

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