Oct 09, 2015 Ashton Woman Seriously Mauled by Her Own Pit Bulls

Ashton - On Thursday morning Lee County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call at 809 Main Street in Ashton, from a woman being attacked by her pit bull dogs.
Upon arrival, Deputies found 37 year old Denise Stephan in her home injured, due to bites from her 2 pit bull dogs.  Deputies were able to secure the dogs and render aid to Stephan.  She was eventually transported by the Ashton Fire Department to the Rochelle Hospital for treatment as the result of her injuries.  She has since been released from the hospital.
The incident is also being investigated by the Lee County Animal Control Office, who took possession of the pit bulls.

Facebook comments indicated that the pit bull had adopted from Animal Control two months before the accident and that Stephan had serious injuries that required over 100 stitches.

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