Holden woman charged after dog bites jogger

Posted Sept. 26, 2011, at 12:17 p.m.

HOLDEN, Maine — A black Labrador bit a man who was running down Levenseller Road Sunday morning and its owner was charged, Holden police Chief Gene Worcester said on Monday.

The jogger did not need medical attention, the police chief said.

Erin Watters, 33, was charged with having a dog at large.

“The dog has to be quarantined for 10 days,” Worcester said, saying it was a state requirement following all animal bites.

Watters assured the jogger and the police that her Labrador was up to date on his shots, including his rabies shot, and that the dog has no prior history of biting people, the police chief said.