Jan 07, 1912 Danville Judge Rules Pit Bulldog is a Deadly Weapon

Woman Held to Grand Jury Because She Allowed Powerful Canine To Attack Neighbor

Danville-Justice of the Peace J.H. Hall today decided that a bulldog is a deadly weapon.
Mrs. Cleo Wilson went to the home of Mrs. May Hensley in Grape Creek, looking for trouble.  Mrs Hensley, according to the testimony sallied forth, reinforced by a son bearing a club and a powerful bulldog.
Held to Grand Jury
Mrs. Wilson and her witnesses testified that Mrs. Bensley seized her by the hair, the bulldog grabbing by the leg and the boy struck her with the club. She swore out a warrant charging Mrs. Hensley with assault with a deadly weapon to wit, a bullog, and Justice Hall held the defendant to the grand jury.

Daily Illinois State Journal, January 7, 1912