Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with dog bite, battery case

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor

A 47-year-old Evanston resident was arrested Thursday in connection with a battery and dog bite case in south Evanston, according to a news release.

A 65-year-old Chicago resident was making a right turn onto Forest Avenue on March 3 when the Evanston man walked in front of his vehicle while walking a dog, according to the release.

When the Chicago man honked his horn, the Evanston resident allegedly kicked the vehicle, opened the driver’s side door and began battering the man. The driver was pulled out of the vehicle and the man allegedly instructed his dog to bite the driver in the groin and left hand, according to the release.

The man then fled on foot while the victim was treated at the scene, the release said. He had scratch marks on his torso and left hand, as well as puncture wounds on his thigh, according to the release.

Detectives received the Evanston man’s name from an unnamed source, and he came into the station Thursday, the release said. He was charged with battery, a misdemeanor, and will appear in court in Skokie on June 20, according to the release.

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