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CHARGES POSSIBLE IN YANKTON DOG ATTACK

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The Yankton County State’s Attorney is determining whether criminal charges are warranted in a dog attack that injured a Yankton woman and threatened a sheriff’s deputy.

Tonnya Juhnke was bitten on her left arm and her legs while trying to protect her own dog from two pit bulls that had gotten loose from a neighbor’s yard on Sept. 25th.

She went to a hospital emergency room for treatment that included 23 stitches on her arm.

Her dachshund was killed.

Sheriff Jim Vlahakis says a deputy who responded to the scene also was charged by the dogs, and the officer shot and killed both of them.

AP