Asheboro, NC -- On Tuesday afternoon, a seven year-old boy was attacked by a pit bull in his own driveway. The boy was rushed to the emergency room for treatment of bites on his eye, arms, and on the top of his head.
The attack happened when second grader, Chris Ledbetter came home with his mom, and 9-year-old sister Taylor around 4:30pm. They parked the car in the driveway and as they exited, the dog came running toward them.
The dog knocked Chris down, causing him to land head first, then continued to bite and scratch at the little boy, acccording to witnesses.
Sherry said she was able to separate the dog from her son and ordered Chris and his sister to stand on the porch while she restrained the dog on the lawn. She said she was able to secure the dog until Animal Control arrived.
Chris was taken to the hospital for cuts to his face and had to get stitches in his head. He is doing better, but his mom had to keep a close watch on him Tuesday night to make sure he didn't have a concussion.
Ledbetter said the incident could have been prevented if Animal Control responded to a call hours earlier when the same dog was reported for acting aggressively towards a neighbor's dog.
Animal Control Director Mimi Cooper told WFMY News 2, that the neighbor called reported that two dogs attacked her smaller dog and that her dog was fine.
According to Cooper, that neighbor did not specify that either of the two aggressive dogs were pit bulls. Cooper said the dog that attacked Ledbetter should be euthanized by the end of next week.
Thursday, Randolph Co Animal Control said the dog is a bull dog mix with pit bull in its blood line.
WFMY News 2