SEBAGO (AP) – A 49-year-old Sebago man faces multiple charges after allegedly siccing his pit bull on a sheriff’s deputy who was serving a protection from abuse order.

According to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Joshua Potvin arrived at the home of Ricky Norton late Tuesday afternoon.

Police say Norton commanded the dog to attack, but Potvin was protected by a bulletproof vest when the dog lunged at his chest. The dog then attacked Potvin’s legs, and the deputy later received stitches for a leg wound at Maine Medical Center.

Police say Norton faces five counts, including assault on a police officer and possession of a firearm by a felon. The dog has been placed in quarantine.

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