Woman faces child endangerment charges after dog attack
Posted: May 25, 2012 at 9:43 a.m.
A Baxter County woman faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child after her son was attacked by the family's dog.
Amber J. Moody, 21, will appear in district court June 21 after she was charged with one misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a minor in the second degree.
Her son, Ryland Moody, 3, was attacked and bitten by the family's 9-month-old pit bull terrier April 5, according to a report from the Baxter County sheriff's office.
Authorities responded to a call from Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, reporting a child was bitten by a dog April 5. The child had bite wounds around his head and face after he was bitten around 8 a.m., the report said. He was taken to Arkansas Children's Hospital and rushed into surgery.
An investigation revealed Moody adopted the dog in March. The Humane Society has a policy of not giving pit bulls to families with children, but Moody indicated "none" in the section of the form about children, the report said.