Man sent to Mississippi hospital after being attacked by pit bulls. Owners to face assault charges.

Published 3:26 pm Saturday, July 16, 2022

Owners of two pit bulls face aggravated assault charges after the dogs attacked a man walking down the street.

The attack happened shortly before 10 am Thursday in Okolona.

Police say the victim, a 49-year-old man, was walking along West Main Street in Okolona when he was attacked. Police have identified the dogs as pit bulls.

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The man was transported to a Tupelo hospital with a severe leg injury.

Police have not released the names of the victim or of the dogs’ owners.