Police responded to a call about a dog bite at 622 South Smithville Road around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.
When officers arrived, they spoke with the bite victim’s father in an alley by the house. The man said a pit bull/boxer mix dog had bitten his 7-year-old son several times.
The child was taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital for treatment.
Ryan said he was not home when the attack happened. He said the child was at his house in the 700 block of South Smithville Road in the yard when the child was bitten.
Another child reportedly hit the dog with a stick to get it to stop biting the boy.
The victim’s father told police the dog was “an ongoing issue with the residents in the neighborhood,” Nabel wrote.
The owner of the dog Jeremy Ryan, 22, said the animal weighed 60-70 pounds. The dog was not at the house, and the man said the woman who owned the house was taking it to the Animal Resource Center.
Ryan said he would be willing to pay for the medical bills for the boy who was bitten.
When officers returned to the victim's home, the boy was home from the hospital. The boy was bitten five times in the back.
The boy confirmed he was at the house in the 700 block of S. Smithville Road, in the yard, when he was attacked.
Police issued a summons for the dog’s owner for Control of Dogs.
The case remains under investigation.
(WDTN - May 8, 2017)