Police Arrest Parents Of Muskogee 3-Year-Old Attacked By Pit Bull

Friday, September 21st 2012, 5:02 pm
By: News On 6

Both parents of a Muskogee three-year-old girl, who was attacked by a pit bull Thursday, were arrested Friday.

Police said the girl was attacked by the dog in the family's backyard. The family brought the dog in as a stray and had it chained up.

Muskogee Police said the mother left the three-year-old outside with the dog for a few minutes, while she went into the house. The child approached the dog, while the mother was inside, and the dog attacked her.

Chelsea Richardson, 22, was arrested on outstanding warrants and was also charged with child endangerment.

The child's father, James Richardson, 33, was also arrested for outstanding warrants, not connected with the incident.

Both parents are being held at the Muskogee County Detention Center.

Police said the child was flown to a Tulsa area hospital Thursday. They said she was stable when they checked on her Friday morning.

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