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Police Arrest Owner Of Bulldog After Boy Viciously Attacked

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - It was at the end of May when a 13-year-old boy was attacked by a white bull terrier at an apartment complex in east Dallas. Today the person who police say let that dog run free is behind bars.

Luz Alvarez was arrested by the City Marshals yesterday and has been charged with Attack by Dangerous Dog.

When young Jesus Galvan was attacked on May 30 the dog, which was housed nearby, had escaped its enclosure. When Jesus spoke the day after the attack he explained that he is scared of dogs and when he saw it he panicked.

Jesus couldn't escape and the dog caught up with him and bit him on both legs. Police were called and when officers arrived they had to use a taser on the dog several times to stop the attack. Jesus had deep cuts and tears on his legs and was taken to Children's Medical Center.

As police began investigating the incident they identified the dog by an embedded micro-chip and discovered the owner was Alvarez. They also found out the dog had bitten someone else in March and had been quarantined by Dallas Animal Services.

Police referred the case to the Dallas County Grand Jury and Alvarez was recently indicted.  Alvarez remains in the Lew Sterrett Justice Center on a $1,500 bond.

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