Panama City woman charged with misdemeanor after pit bull attack


Police have charged a Panama City woman after her dogs allegedly attacked a jogger.

Teresa Ann Taylor, 33 was charged with one count of attack or bite by a dangerous dog, a second degree misdemeanor.

On Wedensday at about 8:30 a.m. Panama City police officers were called to Joe Moody Harris Park after a  male jogger was attacked by a pack of dogs.

“Officers arrived on scene and found that the jogger had been attacked by a pack of 4 to 5 mixed breed pit bulls and received serious injuries to his entire body due to the attack,” officials wrote in a news release. “The jogger was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.”

Officers Bay County Animal Control employees captured and contained the animals. 

“It was determined that four of the dogs belonged to Taylor, who lives close to the park,” officials wrote. “Witnesses in the area stated that the dogs continually run loose through the neighborhood and have chased and reportedly bitten people in the past.”

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Panama City Police Department, 850-872-3100. Anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 850-785-TIPS.

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