York County Dog Bite Victims Victimized Twice?

Posted on: July 31st, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On July 28, 2011, the York County District Attorney’s Office shockingly voluntarily withdrew 3 of 5 criminal charges prior to a scheduled preliminary hearing before District Justice Dwayne Dubs. On June 1, 2010, Ajia and Elizabeth Brown were victims of a York County pit bull attack. The top of Ajia’s head was torn off and both ears were nearly amputated.

In July of 2010 the pit bull owner, Chester Little, Jr., was found guilty of multiple PA Dog Law violations, including harboring a dangerous dog. The defendant appealed and just before the January 2011 summary appeals non-jury trial, all charges were withdrawn at the request of the York County District Attorney’s Office.

Five criminal charges were filed earlier this month by the DA’s Office. Both York County dog bite victims were prepared to testify at the hearing after having traveled nearly 7 hours from Groton CT. The Assistant District Attorney unilaterally agreed to drop 3 of the 5 criminal charges without any input from the dog bite victims or their lawyer, Thomas J. Newell, Esquire.

If you or a family member have been seriously injured in a PA dog attack, please call Attorney Thomas Newell at 800-980-4842 for a free home consultation anywhere in Pennsylvania. His website of PADogAttackLawyer.com details his 30 years of experience.