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$55K bond set for owner of pit bulls accused of attacking Columbus man

Published: Aug. 30, 2018 at 2:28 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 30, 2018 at 4:04 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - An arrest has been made in connection with a pit bull attack that caused the victim to have both arms amputated.

According to police reports, 33-year-old Deaunte Nobles was arrested and charged with seven counts of reckless conduct Aug. 29. Nobles faces three counts for allowing the pit bulls to roam free, three counts for failing to call 911 for the victim, and one count of reckless conduct.

42-year-old Dudley Willis says he was walking home from the store last week when he was mauled by three pit bulls belonging to one the neighbors on the corner of 38th Street and Earline Ave.

Police reports also say that after learning Willis was attacked by his dogs, Nobles sent a witness away saying he would call 911, but did not.

The witness returned to the area almost two hours later and found Willis lying in the same spot, bleeding profusely.

"The guy who owned the dogs got the dogs off of him and left him laying out there," the victim's sister said in court.

Willis then had to have both arms amputated.

Animal Control attempted to collect the dogs for quarantine, Nobles hid the dogs rather than turning them over.

Police said the dogs had a history of aggressive behavior and weren't properly contained before the attack.

Nobles appeared in court Aug. 30 at 2:00 p.m. His bond was set at a total of $55,000.

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