A woman from Grove, Oklahoma who was charged after a dog attack that resulted in an 11-year-old boy suffering personal injuries that required 100 stitches pleaded not guilty in Grove Municipal Court on November 12.


Connie Norris did not actually appear in court; rather her attorney entered the plea on her behalf. Police in Grove cited Norris for keeping a dog in an annoying manner and dog bite after her Great Dane bit the boy’s face and neck at the Humane Society of Grove and Grand Lake dog walk.


The organization that sponsored the event is private and has no affiliation with the city.


City officials say Norris is to appear in Grove Municipal Court on January 14.


On October 10, 11-year-old Troy Helms required an hour-long surgical procedure after the dog bit and shook him.


A police report said that Helms fell while attempting to catch his own dog, a golden retriever, which had gotten loose. Norris’ attorney claimed he fell while running after his dog and rolled into the Great Dane.

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