Pitbull that attacks young child is euthanised, dog's owner arrested

Published: Jun. 10, 2016 at 6:06 PM CDT
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The pitbull, Bella, that attacked a four-year-old boy in Panama City Beach late last month has been euthanized.

Bay County Animal Control confirmed Friday she was put down June 1st.

Sheriff's officials believed the boy, whose name is Avery, was attacked while his mother's boyfriend, Benjamin Brown, stopped by a garage sale.

When Avery was released from the hospital, he told his biological father he was playing with puppies when attacked.

Deputies learned Brown had actually taken the boy to a friend's house who owned several large dogs, including Bella, who had just had puppies.

Deputies arrested Brown for Perjury and Child Neglect and Bella was quarantined for 10 days.

We've also learned Bella's owner Has also been arrested.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office says, 21-year-old Katrina Bracher was arrested after investigators developed information that led them to believe illegal drug activity was going on in her home.

She faces multiple charges, including the Possession of Meth with the Intent to Distribute and Smuggling Contraband into a Detention Facility.