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Carter man mauled by brother's dog

Staff Report • Nov 8, 2012 at 3:34 PM

ELIZABETHTON — A man complained to the Carter County Sheriff's Department that he had been seriously bitten by a dog on Tuesday.

Deputy Nick Andes said he responded to a call from Jonathan Widener on Howard Lipford Drive. When he arrived, he said he found Widener sitting on his front porch, bleeding profusely from his legs, arms and face.

Andes said Widener told him he was on the couch when his brother's pit bull attacked him on his legs and face. Widener said he used his right arm to fend the dog off and sustained massive injuries to his wrist. He said this was the second bite he has sustained in a week from the dog.

Widener was transported to Sycamore Shoals Hospital for treatment. The dog was placed in quarantine.

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