Updated: Dogs attack people near Windy Hill Road

Cobb County Police car

UPDATE: Officer Neil Penirelli of the Cobb County Police Department issued the following update to this story this afternoon (May 14, 2019):

“The owners of the dogs in this incident, Jeremiah Gamble and Leslie White, were each charged with 7 counts of Reckless Conduct and 1 count each of Disorderly House.”

According to a public information release from Sgt. Wayne Delk of the Cobb County Police Department, yesterday morning a group of dogs attacked several residents near Windy Hill Road, and five people were injured, two of them taken to the hospital.

The attack occurred in the Beverly Lane area near Windy Hill at around 11:30 a.m.

The preliminary information from investigators is that the dogs escaped from a residence and attacked a neighbor.  Her son and other residents chase the dogs away, and the dogs continue to attack other people nearby,

Police arrived at the dog owner’s home, and found two dogs attacking a woman there.  They shot the two dogs and got the woman to safety.  One of the dogs died, and the other is expected to survive.

According to the press release, “All other dogs have since been captured by Cobb County Animal Services. There were a total of seven dogs (including the deceased one). During the initial investigation there were five victims discovered, three choosing to seek medical attention on their own.”

This investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Hammond of Cobb County Police Animal Services at 770-590-5638.