Criminal charges are being considered against a couple after their 2-year-old pit bull attacked them and their 15-month-old child inside a Richmond apartment on Tuesday, police said.

Officers and an ambulance were called to a home at Saddlebrook Apartments, on Big Hill Avenue, around 5 p.m. Monday after a 911 call that the dog had bitten a woman and a small child.

According to Richmond Police Department spokesman Sgt. Willard Reardon, the dog attack occurred during a domestic dispute between the couple that lives in the apartment.

The dog bit the woman first on the left leg, then bit the child on the right foot, Reardon said. The male occupant of the apartment was bit on the hand.

Reardon said the child suffered superficial puncture wounds and was treated at Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center.

The dog is being quarantined as a result of the attack. Reardon said the couple told police this was not the first biting incident involving the dog.

Fugitive caught

A Richmond man who was wanted in Ohio was arrested Tuesday and charged with multiple offenses after allegedly threatening employees at an Eastern Bypass business and leading police on a foot chase.

William H. Carter, 28, of N. Third Street, was being sought in connection to an alleged incident at Enterprise Rent-A-Car around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday where he is accused of threatening employees before fleeing on foot.

Carter was located in the parking lot of a nearby McDonald’s restaurant, where he spoke to officers briefly before running away, Reardon said.

Police gave chase as Carter ran through the Qdoba Mexican Grill restaurant, and were able to detain Carter in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church, Reardon said.

As officers took Carter into custody, an open lock-blade knife was found on the ground underneath him, Reardon said.

Carter is wanted in Ohio for bond violations, Reardon said. He was charged locally with disorderly conduct, second-degree fleeing or evading police, carrying a concealed weapon and being a fugitive from another state.

Other crimes

• The maintenance supervisor of the Northridge apartment complex on N. Keeneland Drive reported Wednesday that a Poulan Pro chainsaw valued at $139 had been stolen from his residence and maintenance shop.

• More than $1,400 in items, included several knockoff designer purses, were reported stolen Monday from an apartment in the 400 block of Jason Drive.

The residents told police the items had been stolen during the day Monday. A Toshiba laptop, a woman’s black cloth jacket, two perfume bottles and four imitation Coach, Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel and Juicy Couture purses were taken in the theft.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162 or 623-8911.

Brian Smith may be reached at or at 624-6694.

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