Cobb dog owners arrested in attack that injured 82-year-old neighbor

Cobb County police arrested a man and a woman Thursday in connection with a bloody Marietta dog attack that sent at least two people to the hospital in April.

Leslie White and Jeremiah Gamble, the owners of the seven dogs involved in the April 10 incident, were each charged last month with seven counts of reckless conduct and one count of keeping a disorderly house, Cobb police spokesman Officer Neil Penirelli said in May. Both are being held at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center in lieu of $27,720 bond.

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Five people were injured after seven dogs, described by police as pit bulls, escaped the owners’ Beverly Lane home near Windy Hill Road. Two victims were taken to the hospital, including Alice Johnson, an 82-year-old neighbor, who suffered bites to the neck, arms and head, and another woman who was attacked in the owners’ home.

Police shot two of the dogs, killing one, upon arriving at the scene.

White had been cited six times between February 2018 and March of this year for the dogs roaming the neighborhood, injuring a chicken and biting another animal, according to records obtained by AJC.com. However, Cobb County Animal Services Director Shana Luke said the agency did not have any reports of the dogs biting people before the April incident.

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After the attack, the dogs were removed from Gamble and White’s care.

Cobb jail records show Gamble, who was born in 1980, was booked the day of the attack on a probation violation charge and was released on $2,970 bond.

— Staff writer Kristal Dixon contributed to this article.

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