LEWISTON — A pair of local women have been ordered to appear in court on charges stemming from a dog attack in Kennedy Park last month.
Marilyn Pinkham, 29, of Lewiston, was summoned on a charge of allowing a dog to roam at large. Her sister, 36-year-old Carrie Landry, of Auburn, was charged with failure to get her dog licensed and vaccinated.
Landry is the owner of the dog, police said. On Aug. 17, Pinkham took the animal, a pit bull mix, to Kennedy Park where it slipped off its leash.
While the dog was loose, police said, it attacked an 11-year-old girl, biting her on the legs. The dog was eventually pulled off the girl, who was taken to Central Maine Medical Center where she received 10 stitches to close a wound.
According to Animal Control Officer Wendell Strout, the dog was placed under observation. It has since been returned to Landry, who has agreed to have her pet licensed and vaccinated, Strout said.