Union County Man Suffers Extensive Bites To Face, Head After Pit Bull Attack

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — A man was seriously hurt after he was viciously attacked by two pit bulls at a friend’s home in Indian Trail overnight.

Deputies with the Union County Sheriff’s Office say a man was visiting a friend’s home off First Avenue around 4:15 a.m. when he was attacked by two pit bulls.

The homeowner intervened and attempted to stop the attack but was bitten on the arm. The homeowner then exited the home and called 911.

Deputies were called to the scene and  located the injured homeowner outside the house. They say the primary victim was on the floor inside- still being attacked by the dogs.

The dogs charged toward deputies who attempted to use a catch pole to capture the dogs. However, one dog bit a deputy on the arm and another deputy deployed a taser to create separation between the dog and the deputy. At that time, deputies used deadly force on both dogs to stop the attacks.

The two injured males were transported to CMC Main for treatment. The man visiting his friend suffered extensive bites to his face and head while the homeowner suffered a bite to his left arm. The injured deputy was transported to CMC Monroe where he was treated for a minor bite wound. He has since been released.

Deputies with the Union County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Division removed both deceased dogs from the scene.

The names of the injured people have not been released.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Deputies are investigating the attack.