Charles County Incident Reports
posted Apr 4 2013 3:36PM
DOG ATTACK: On April 3 at 6 p.m., officers responded to the 8600 block of Billingsley Road in White Plains for the report of a dog attack. When officers arrived, they discovered a 5-year-old girl lying on the ground in the backyard of her house; she was suffering from multiple dog bites and severe lacerations. She was flown to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. with critical injuries. A preliminary investigation revealed the girl was at home with her mother’s boyfriend. At about 6 p.m., the boyfriend was getting ready to leave the house with the girl but he was not able to find her inside. The man checked outside and found the girl unconscious. He also observed two of the three pet dogs nearby the girl; one dog was an English bulldog and the other was a Presa Canario. A third dog, another Presa Canario, was found inside a locked kennel in the backyard. All three dogs were taken by animal control; the two dogs found near the girl when she was initially discovered were later euthanized.
The attack occurred in a fenced in area of the backyard of the house. There is a kennel in the backyard which is also fenced in and family members say it’s where the dogs are normally kept. At this point, it is unknown if the girl let the dogs out of the kennel or if they were already out. It is also unclear if both dogs attacked her or just one. Detectives are trying to determine how long the girl had been out back before she was discovered. Since the attack, the girl’s condition has improved and the investigation is on-going. Anyone who may have additional information is asked to call Det. John Elliott at (301) 609-6515.
DRUG ARREST: On April 3 at 9:52 a.m., Officer M. Kelly initiated a traffic stop in the 2300 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf after observing a traffic violation. Upon approaching the car, Officer Kelly smelled marijuana and observed suspected marijuana inside the car. Further investigation revealed the driver, Katherine Outlaw, was in possession of 20 individually wrapped crack/cocaine baggies and an additional baggie of suspected marijuana. Outlaw was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.