Aug 15, 2007 Lawsuit: Pit Bull Attacked Girl at Birthday Party

Swansea - Shannon Peyla claims her 13-year-old daughter was attacked by a pit bull while attending a birthday party March 10 at Melvin Price Park in Swansea, according to a personal injury lawsuit filed against the dog’s owners.

Peyla filed the complaint against Troy Compton and Wanda Shea in St. Clair County Circuit Court on Aug. 14 claiming her daughter sustained multiple dog bite lacerations to her face resulting in permanent scarring as well as the loss of a front tooth.

Peyla claims the defendants brought the dog to the birthday party even though the same dog allegedly had bitten a child in October 2006.

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The Madison-St. Clair Record

August 06, 2007 Island Lake Pit Bull Attacked a Dog and Was Shot

Island Lake - Police shot and killed a pit bull after it attacked another dog that was being walked by a woman.

The pit bull attacked a 5-year-old Doberman pinscher June 27 near 215 Hickory St.

Police found the pit bull across the street, crouched in an attack position, when the officers fired on it, police Sgt. Tony Sciarrone said.

Jose Flores, 17, faces charges of keeping a vicious animal, allowing a dog at large, and allowing an animal to bite.

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Lake County Journal