Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Knox County Sheriff News
Pitbull Mauls Woman
A pitbull in a North Knox County neighborhood mauled a woman Saturday afternoon. Knox County Sheriff''s Office Deputies and Animal Control responded to 4327 Northgate subdivision just off Andersonville Pike at 2:15 where a woman playing with her dogs in her front yard was attacked by a pitbull dog that belonged to a neighbor. Forty year old Angela Garrett suffered dog bite wounds to her legs and hands. Rural Metro transported her to Tennova North for treatment.
Animal Control took the 3 year old male pitbull and a female pitbull from the residence at 4405 Northgate. The dogs are being housed at the Young Williams Animal Center for evaluation. The owner is identified as J.J. Powers. More details will be released as KCSO and Animal Control continue their investigation.