DeKalb dog owner charged after girl attack

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DECATUR, Ga. - Authorities in DeKalb County say the owner of the dogs that attacked a young girl has been charged with reckless conduct.

Eight-year-old Erin Ingram was playing in her front yard last week when she was attacked by two dogs belonging to Twyann Artell Vaughn.

A DeKalb County police officer had to shoot one of the dogs. The other dog ran off but was eventually caught by animal control.

Erin has been in critical condition at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parish says Vaughn has been cooperative throughout the investigation. Reckless conduct is a misdemeanor.

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johnston.cliff 03/16/10 - 06:49 am
Reckless conduct? Is that an

Reckless conduct? Is that an even tougher charge than jay walking? What about reckless endangerment? or felonious assault? Is this going to be another "no one's accountable" incident?

TrukinRanger 03/16/10 - 08:10 am
Were they a known vicious

Were they a known vicious breed?

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