Auburn Officer Attacked by Dog

Posted by: Judd Davis - bio | email

Auburn, AL (WSFA) - An Auburn police officer is recovering this morning after he was attacked by a pit bull.   Police say the officer was trying to arrest a man for violating his probation.   Authorities say 28-year old Sylvester Turk then attacked the officer.    While that was happening, police say Turks roommate Deardre Rush released a pit bull on the officer.

Rush is now charged with assaulting an officer.   Lee county authorities say the officer should be okay and the dog has been quarantined.

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