The man was in a house with a woman when the two began arguing, making the dog aggressive, LaGrange police said. The dog attacked the man and tore his scrotum. The woman also received a bite on her arm. The man was treated at West Georgia Medical Center, where police were notified of the incident.
Police and an animal control officer went back to the house and captured the dog with the help of neighbors. The dog still had dried blood on his head, according to police.
The woman was cited for having an unregistered pit bull and no proof of vaccination.
Youth found, charged with auto theft
One of the youths that allegedly stole a van from the former Center for Creative Growth has been found and charged with auto theft.
The 13-year-old was brought back to LaGrange to be charged and now is in the Columbus Youth Detention Center, LaGrange police said.
The youth, along with a 16-year-old, took the Ford Econoline van from Dream House Youth Services group home, formerly known as the Center for Creative Growth, at 201 W. Bacon St., late Tuesday. They were seen by police driving recklessly on Lafayette Parkway, running the stoplight at Davis Road and heading south on Interstate 85 toward Alabama, according to a police report.
The 13-year-old was found in a park in Palmetto about 3 a.m. Thursday, LaGrange police said.
“He wasn’t committing any crime at the time, but they thought he was suspicious, being 13 and being alone in a park at that time,” said police Capt. Dale Strickland.
The 16-year-old and the van still are at large. Strickland said the youth is from DeKalb County, so authorities there have been told to be on the lookout for him.
The 16-year-old was also charged with trespassing earlier this week after he kicked a trash can at one of the group homes at 419 Ridley Ave., causing about $20 in damage. Staff said he “lashed out” after being restricted from his cell phone and some of his medication.
LaGrange police charged Randall K. McRae Jr., 26, whose address was unavailable, with suspected methamphetamine possession Thursday. McRae was a passenger in a car involved in a traffic stop outside the Budget Inn at 100 Hill St. When officers searched the car, they found him with a bag containing digital scales, a syringe and a metal spoon with methamphetamine residue, reports said.
An East Crovat Street man said he’d tried to file his 2011 taxes, but someone already had used his Social Security number.
A North Cary Street woman said someone keyed her 1999 Acura 35RL, causing more than $500 in damage.