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Macon Man Awarded $350,000 In Damages In Pit Bull Attack

Back in July 2011, Jack Henderson was going for an evening jog along Clinton Road in east Macon when he went past a house where two pit bulls viciously attacked him.

According to a lawsuit filed in Bibb County, Henderson had injuries to his arms, legs, and torso, severe enough to cause "permanent injury" and "loss of the capacity for the enjoyment of life."

He also incurred medical expenses of over $35,000.  Attorney Jeff Powers said the attack was so severe, the officer had to kill the dog.

The dogs were kept at a house owned by Allan Thomas, who Henderson sued for damages in September 2012, arguing the owner "negligently and recklessly allowed their dogs to roam freely beyond their premises without a leash."

On Monday, Bibb County Judge William P. Adams agreed, ordering Thomas to pay Henderson $350,000 in damages.

Powers says he was pleased with the ruling, and that they may have to get a collection lawyer to ensure that Thomas pays.


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