Owner of pit bulls that attacked Mississippi lineman arrested

Published 12:25 pm Monday, December 19, 2022

The owner of pit bulls that attacked a Mississippi lineman earlier this month has been arrested.

WTVA in Tupelo reports that deputies from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Nicholas Smith, 44, on Saturday.

Smith has been charged with five counts of simple assault by negligence and five counts of violation of the county’s pit bull ordinance.

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The arrest came several days after a lineman for Delta Electric was attacked after making a service call by five dogs.

The lineman had to get out of his truck after the vehicle got stuck while turning around in the driveway. He was attacked after he left his vehicle to walk back to a house for help. The lineman had to undergo several hours of surgery and was expected to survive the attack.

Smith was released after posting $5,000 bail.