Martin said a stranger called 911 for him when he discovered that his phone was dead. As soon as the woman with the dog found out the authorities were being called, Martin said she fled with the animal to a silver Chrysler PT Cruiser and drove away.The 70-year-old Martin said he was exercising near the dog park at Fairgrounds Park when a “big, light-brown, short-haired” dog being walked by a woman bit him on the right hand.The woman told investigators that, as she was tending to the injured man’s wounds, Scheidegger came over, stabbed her dog and threatened to kill her, the charging document said. Assistant Public Defender Matthew Rogers told District Judge Mark D. Thomas that Scheidegger asserts the woman’s dog attacked a “colleague” of his and that Scheidegger intends to file a criminal complaint in the matter. A Hagerstown man accused of stabbing a dog and threatening its owner Wednesday was being held on $75,000 bail following a bond hearing Thursday in Washington County District Court.Robert Julian Scheidegger, 58, was charged by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office with first-degree assault, mutilating an animal and reckless endangerment in the incident, which occurred at the State Line Motel on Mason-Dixon Road, court records said.The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment, the humane society employees said. Details were not available Thursday regarding what happened to the dogs.
According to Humane Society of Washington County employees on the scene, the injured person was a female and owner of one of the two pit bulls involved.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Washington County’s animal control board has ordered a pit bull destroyed for an attack that proved fatal for 14 sheep in Funkstown.