Police Say Man Allowed Pit Bull to Attack Mother

Suspect accused of assault charges, resisting arrest

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013  |  Updated 1:55 PM CDT
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Police Say Man Allowed Pit Bull to Attack Mother

Police say Jeremy Rusin tried to resist arrest.

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An Oak Lawn man faces several charges after police say he allowed his girlfriend's pit bull dog to repeatedly attack his mother.

Police say Jeremy F. Rusin, 21, was home with his 51-year-old mother when the 75-pound dog attacked her inside their home, biting her on the arms and stomach, according to the Southtown Star.

Rusin is accused of preventing his mother from getting away from the dog, which attacked three times, according to court records obtained by the newspaper.

A witness who attempted to call 911 was also also allegedly threatened by Rusin, and investigators say he also shouldered an arresting officer in the chest and refused to be fingerprinted at the police station.

Rusin is charged with domestic battery, battery, assault and resisting arrest.

He was being held on $20,000 bond.

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