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Owner of dog who attacked Grand Traverse County deputy charged

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GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- The Grand Traverse County prosecutor has filed a charge against the owner of the pit bull who attacked a deputy.

26-year-old Amber Kraft has been charged with not having her 1-year-old dog Kilo registered, which is required in Michigan.

The dog was held in quarantine for 10 days to determine if it has rabies, the Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Office says they're still waiting on those results.

If the dog does have rabies, the deputy will have to go back to the hospital for additional treatment.

This is all stemming from an incident that occurred on May 19th.

According to the Grand Traverse Sheriff's Office, a call came in about a pit bull attacking another mixed-breed dog.

When deputies arrived, the pit bull was still attacking the other dog. The mixed-breed dog died in the attack. The two dogs lived together in the house.

A deputy then yelled to get the attention of the pit bull. The pit bull then ran at the deputy.

The deputy brought out a taser, but the pit bull bit the deputy's hand, causing the deputy to drop the taser.

"It all unfolded so quickly the dog bit him and then he couldn't use his taser so as he's being attacked makes the decision to use his duty weapon and that proved to be what ended the attack," said Lt. Chris Barsheff with the Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Office.

We're told the pit bull then bit the deputy several times.

The deputy was treated at Munson Medical Center for multiple bite and puncture wounds.

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