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Woman attacked by dog sues owner for $600K

ROANOKE (AP) A Virginia woman who was with her children when she was attacked by an English bull terrier and dragged to the ground is suing the dog’s owner for $600,000.

Crystal Gayle Motley’s August lawsuit alleges the attack left her with a permanent disability, The Roanoke Times reported. Motley says it took 14 stitches to close a wound on her right arm caused by Mark Farley Roberts’ dog, Wolfgang. Motley’s lawsuit was filed by attorney William A. “Andy” Jennings, according to online court records.

Wolfgang attacked Motley and a man in March while bystanders tried to fight Wolfgang off with rope, pepper spray, a mop and a hammer. A bystander then shot Wolfgang, who was later euthanized.

Roberts was fined $525 in June on charges including having an unlicensed dog. He told the paper he did not yet have a lawyer to represent him in the case.

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