Dog escapes backyard, attacks 4, including child, in Madison

Posted at 8:54 AM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 19:20:08-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — In what was supposed to be a day of celebration for a birthday and a graduation turned into a nightmare for a mother and her two children.

The Stone family just moved into their Madison home days ago. The decorations were still hanging in the backyard, but this day of congratulations turned vicious.

Witnesses say the neighbor’s dog got away from the owner and went on the attack, going after 29-year-old Angel Stone and her 15-year-old daughter and one-year-old son.

“It got the baby, It was dragging the baby by his hair with his teeth,” said one witness, “I heard her screaming and I came out here and she was bleeding and she was like the dog got the baby.”

The call came in around 7:40 a.m. Tuesday at 1537 Meadow Bend Drive in Madison.

Metro police dispatch initially confirmed that three people were injured. Police on scene later said that a fourth person had also been bitten by a pit bull.

Richard Brooks got the call this morning that his pregnant daughter and two of his grandchildren were injured in the dog attack.

“My daughter was trying to get the baby and she said she tripped and fell trying to get the baby and the dog was going to the baby; she was trying to get the dog,” said Brooks.

Brooks says that’s when the dog also went after his 15-year-old granddaughter.

“My grand baby she’s cut, her meat is hanging out of her arm, her leg is bit up real bad,” he said.

Brooks just visited his family from Vanderbilt Medical Center, he says his daughter and grand daughter are injured pretty bad and the 1-year-old has some cuts and bruises.

He’s just hoping they’ll be okay.

Right now, he can’t see his daughter in the hospital because she’s pregnant but Brooks says she’s in shock.

Metro animal control tells us at the owners’ request the dog was euthanized.

The owners declined an interview but told us they are praying for the victims who are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.