UPDATE - The Champaign County Sheriff attacked by a pit bull will be out of work for 4 weeks at least. The size of the wound was described as being big enough to fit four fingers inside and affected deep muscles. The sheriff says this is something he never wants to go through again.
Champaign - A pit bull that had previously been declared dangerous for biting a mail carrier has bitten a Champaign County Sheriff's Deputy. The pit bull has been impounded.
Marlo Britton was prosecuted in 2013 after the same male pit bull — its name is Boosi — attacked a mail carrier on Dec. 13, 2012, at a home in the 1400 block of Hedge Road.
Animal Control Director Stephanie Joos assures the public that even though Animal Control has had to pick the pit bull up several times since 2008, Boosi the pit bull has only sent two government employees to the hospital in the course of doing their jobs and that the owner can get Boosi back for $350 and kenneling costs.