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Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 1:20 PM
The family of Maurice Brown is disappointed no charges have been filed in the year since he was mauled to death by a pit bull in Dayton’s Jane Reece neighborhood.
“It’s tragic and we’re disappointed, for lack of a stronger word,” said David Brown, the victim’s brother. “But we lean on our faith.”
Dayton Prosecutor Stephanie Cook said the suspected dog owner is being investigated for misdemeanor violations. More serious charges are not possible under the state’s current dog laws, Dayton police Sgt. Michael Godsey has said.
In the early morning of April 25, 2017, a pit bull chained up in the yard of a home at 345 Middle St. broke free of its restraint and attacked Maurice Brown, 60, as he walked down an alley that runs behind the property.
Neighbors heard Brown’s screams and called 911.