Settlement reached in dog bite
A dog bite victim, her mother, and the dog owners’ insurance company have reached an $18,250 settlement agreement after a 5-year-old girl was bitten on the face in October.
Pauline Tolessa and her mother, Sarah Tolessa Sukessa, filed a petition June 18 in district court asking a judge to approve an $18,250 settlement agreement between them and Michael and Jenile Taylors’ insurance company.
The Taylors filed an answer, written by the same attorney, denying all allegations but asking that the settlement be approved.
Police chief Clinton Jeffrey said he was summoned to St. Luke hospital Oct. 2 because a 5-year-old had been bitten on the face by a dog. The incident had occurred at 230 Tanglewood St., he said. Jeffrey said Michael Taylor was cited for having a potentially dangerous dog.
The municipal court case was dismissed after Taylor complied with city requirements that all animals at the residence be registered, he maintain no more than three dogs at the residence, and had no other animal nuisance incidents for six months.