GREENVILLE Co., SC (WSPA) — A woman is accused of purposely letting out three dogs who attacked a sheriff’s deputy.
Shona Denise Thompson, 40, of Piedmont, has been charged with second-degree assault and battery.
Sergeant Ryan Flood, public information officer with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, said a deputy required multiple stitches following the dog attack on Saturday.
Deputies were responding to a disturbance on Sloan Avenue.
Flood said Thompson let three Boxers out of the home despite the deputy’s commands to secure the dogs.
The deputy was bitten multiple times. Flood said the officer shot one dog. That dog was taken to an animal hospital for treatment. A second dog was seized by animal control officers, while a third one was on the loose.
The deputy has been released from the hospital and is expected to recover.
Thompson remains in the Greenville County jail under a $10,000 bond.