Two Charged in Graves County Dog Attack
By West Kentucky Star Staff
GRAVES COUNTY, KY - Two Graves County residents now face criminal charges, after a dog attack earlier this month that left a Farmington man badly injured.
On Tuesday, Kentucky State Police charged 27-year-old Chris Bouland and 45-year-old Tina Dykes, both of Farmington, with harboring a vicious animal, a class B misdemeanor. If found guilty, the two could face a up to a $200 fine or up to 60 days in jail, or both. The victim in the dog attack, 22-year-old Mitchell Slayden, also of Farmington, has been treated and released from Tri-Star Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
Police said Slayden was riding a bicycle on July 2 when he pulled into the driveway of Bouland's home. Slayden told police he was looking for a man that he believed lived at the home, but the man reportedly no longer lived there. When he entered the driveway, Slayden was confronted by two pit bull dogs, and as he attempted to leave the driveway the dogs reportedly attacked him.
Slayden suffered lacerations to his face, head, arms, and legs. Both dogs were taken into custody by Graves County Animal Control. They remain at the Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter.