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.