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.