Investigation into Littleton pit bull incident continues

Posted Dec. 16, 2008, at 1:43 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 11:05 a.m.

LITTLETON, Maine — Three pit bulls accused of mauling a local runner remain under quarantine and investigators continue to review whether additional charges will be filed against the dogs’ owner after the Dec. 11 incident.

State Police Sgt. Julie Bergan said Tuesday that the dogs will remain under quarantine for at least 10 days. Aroostook County Assistant District Attorney Patrick Gordon said he would decide whether to file additional charges against the dogs’ owner, Mary Smith, 44, of Littleton, after he had reviewed the police report.

Police said the victim of the attack, 41-year-old Angela Ewings, was running on Carmichael Road when the dogs reportedly attacked her on Thursday, Dec. 11.

Ewings received numerous puncture wounds to her hands, arms and legs.

During the attack, Smith tried to stop them but could not control the animals.

Ewings told police she repeatedly asked Smith to call 911 but Smith allegedly refused. Ewings then tried to get into a car that was in the yard but the doors were locked and Smith allegedly would not unlock the doors.

Investigators said Ewings ran approximately a half-mile to the next house to get medical help.

She was taken by Houlton Ambulance to Houlton Regional Hospital to be treated for her injuries. She has since been released from the hospital.

Smith is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 3.

Trooper Carman Lilley is the primary investigator with assistance from Littleton Animal Control Officer Randy Schools.

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