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Sheriff Arrests Parents Of Toddler Mauled By Dogs

Chance Walker Sr. - Patricia Walker
Chance Walker Sr. (L) and Patricia Walker (R). (credit: Tarrant Co. Sheriff's Office)

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - The parents of a 19-month old child, brutally attacked by a pack of dogs in Lake Worth, have been arrested.

Thursday deputies with the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office arrested Chance Walker Sr. 26, and Patricia Walker 23. Both have been charged with Injury to a Child.

The couple was taken into custody, without incident, at a house in the 900 block of Hackamore Street in White Settlement.

Four dogs attacked little Chance Walker Jr. on January 30. The child was rushed to Cook Children's Medical Center with serious injuries and ultimately had to undergo surgery to reattach an ear.

CBS 11 News learned that in the last year there had been eight 'dog-related' police calls made on animals at the address where the dog attack occurred.

Before Walker Jr. was released from the hospital, a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation urged that the state be given temporary managing conservatorship from the parents. The request was granted.

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Chance Walker Jr. remains in foster care. All four of the dogs blamed for mauling have been euthanized.

Chance Walker Sr. and Patricia Walker remain in the Tarrant County Jail, each with a $100,000 bond.

Conviction of a second-degree Injury to a Child charge is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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