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Hearing in dog attack case postponed
This Friday’s hearing on whether a Spotsylvania County woman’s dog should be declared dangerous has been postponed by one week.
The hearing had been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in Spotsylvania General District Court. The county attorney handling the case said it has been delayed until March 7 at noon.
Latoya Johnson, 33, of Hastings Count in the Lancaster Gate subdivision, was charged with letting her dog run at large and not having a county license for the dog after her dog reportedly killed another dog in the subdivision on Jan. 12. Both charges are misdemeanors.
The dangerous dog classification is not a criminal charge but a legal classification. An earlier story provides details on the classification and the requirements associated with it.
Deputies were called to Hastings Court at 11:45 a.m. on Jan. 12 for reports of a pit bull attacking another dog, Sheriff’s Capt. Jeff Pearce said.
A woman was walking her Maltese when the pit bull got out of its owner’s house or yard, according to witnesses.
The woman attempted to keep the pit bull away by picking up the Maltese and calling for help, but the pit pull jumped up, grabbed the little dog from her arms and killed it, Pearce said.
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