Tuesday, April 18, 2017|10 p.m.
Bailiffs in Pahrump were assaulted by a set of pit bulls on Tuesday while serving an arrest warrant, inning accordance with the Nye County Sheriff’s Office.
The 2 bailiffs got in the gated residential or commercial property after they called out and tried to find the homeowners to no get, officials stated, including that there were no signs of canines in the lawn.
When they went into the yard, the 2 pets charged at the officers, who utilized “less-than-lethal approaches” to fend off the attack, however one of the dogs had the ability to bite one of them, triggering head injuries, authorities said. The officer was able to leave and was being treated at a healthcare facility.
The pet dogs weren’t injured and the one that bit the officer is being quarantined for 10 days to monitor for symptoms of illness, authorities said. The owner of the canines had been mentioned formerly for problems with the pit bulls.
The individual the officers were trying to find to serve the warrant hasn’t been found, authorities said. It wasn’t clear if that person is the dog owner or if anybody was home at the time of the attack.