East Tennessee boy's ears torn from head during dog attack

East Tennessee boy's ears torn from head during dog attack

August 4th, 2011 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local - Breaking News

A 10-year-old boy flown by medical helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center after being mauled by a dog was listed in serious condition this afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Brandon Williams, whose ears were torn from his head and sustained bite marks to his entire body, was attacked by a pit-bull mix Wednesday at a home in the 1000 block of Branch Drive in Newport, according to a Cocke County Sheriff's Department report.

The dog's owners, Jennifer R. Switzer, 21, and Anthony L. Lugar, 22, both of 1009 Branch Drive, were arrested following the afternoon attack on a charge of allowing animals to run at large with serious bodily injury, according to their respective arrest reports.

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