Dog owner sought after attack on neighbor
Mar 07, 2013 (Tulsa World - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
SAND SPRINGS -- A Sand Springs man exiting his basement-level apartment was attacked by his upstairs neighbor's pit bull on Tuesday, authorities said. Sheriff's deputies are investigating the incident after another neighbor fatally stabbed the dog.
Jeremy Byrd, 31, was leaving his apartment in the 800 block of Long Street around 10:30 p.m. when his upstairs neighbor's pit bull latched onto his left arm, said Tulsa County Sheriff's Major Shannon Clark.
When Byrd was unable to free himself, he dragged himself and the dog to a neighboring house for help, Clark said. The neighbor wrestled the dog off of Byrd and yelled for a female occupant of the home to bring some kitchen knives outside while he continued to restrain the dog, he told deputies.
The man then stabbed the dog multiple times and the dog died before authorities arrived, Clark said. The dog's owner, Gary Brashears, fled the scene.
Clark said Brashears had received a written notice, or warning, after a previous vicious incident and may have failed to keep the dog properly secured.
Investigators have yet to locate Brashears and are continuing to probe whether the dog was provoked in any way, Clark said.
Anyone with information on Brashears' whereabouts can contact Tulsa's Emergency Communications Center at 918-596-9222.
Amanda Bland 918-581-8413
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