Owner has to pay fines in downtown Roanoke dog attack in March
Mark Roberts will pay $525
ROANOKE, Va.- – The owner of a dog involved in a vicious attack in Roanoke got his day in court Tuesday.
Mark Roberts will have to pay a $525 fine after being charged with having an unlicensed dog, allowing a dog to run at large and failing to take steps and precautions, as an animal owner, to protect the public.
Police say his English bull terrier attacked a woman pushing a stroller downtown in March.
A man tried to help her, but the dog started attacking him, too. Roberts was charged with owning an unlicensed dog, allowing a dog to run at large and failing to take steps and precautions to protect the public.
The dog was shot by a resident and was later euthanized.
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