Dog owner to be charged for attack on 6-year-old boy

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Dog owner to be charged for attack on 6-year-old boy

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by Scott Evans

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KTVB.COM

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 18 at 5:47 PM

MARSING, Idaho -- The owner of the dog that bit a Marsing boy last week will face misdemeanor charges.

The Owyhee County Sheriff's Office says 45-year-old Daniel Maggard will be charged with having a vicious dog at large.

On Thursday, witnesses say his dog attacked a 6-year-old boy as he was walking to a bathroom at a Marsing RV park.

The boy received several wounds, the most severe, a hole in his arm that required stitches.

The dog is under quarantine until the Feb. 27.

The maximum penalty for this charge is six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

Per the law - the dog doesn't have to be put down, but the owner can choose to do that without a court order.

The owner told us last week he wants the dog destroyed.

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