The Hopkinsville Police Department responded to two separate dog bite incidents within an hour and a half yesterday afternoon.
The first incident happened around 3pm near 115 Fenton St, where an 11-year old boy had been bitten by a dog that growled and showed its teeth to Officer Jerry Marcum upon his arrival.
The child was reportedly bitten while playing outside of a friend’s home on Fenton. Cited for harboring a vicious animal, allowing a vicious dog to run at large and not having a dog licensed was 31-year old Nicole Fruit of Hopkinsville.
Ms. Fruit could also not provide any proof of a rabies vaccination.
Officer Marcum was investigating another dog bite by 4:30 at 1000 Denzil Drive, where 24-year old Robin Thompson said she was bitten by a dog while checking her mailbox at the apartment complex.
The dog’s owner, 21-year old Dustin Winstead-Marks of Hopkinsville, was cited for harboring a vicious animal and allowing a vicious dog to run at large. Winstead-Marks was able to provide proof that he had his dog vaccinated in July of last year.