Police in Clarksville, Tennessee have found the man whom they believe commanded his pit bull to attack his live-in girlfriend, causing her to sustain personal injuries.
The police were seeking 24-year-old Scott Lee Murphy for felony aggravated assault. They found him in Oak Grove, Kentucky, arrested him, and extradited him back to Tennessee.
According to police, on August 26, Murphy and his girlfriend were involved in an argument when he knocked her to the ground and ordered his dog to attack her. Police say the dog bit her arm and leg.
According to Dewayne Smith, a neighbor, he heard screaming and immediately looked across the street. He said that the dogs were known to bark and roam the neighborhood.
According to Clarksville officer Jim Knoll, witness statements confirmed that the woman was held down while the dog was ordered to attack her.
Animal control said that it had been to Murphy’s before because his dogs were known for roaming the neighborhood.