Andrea Dearden Apr. 24, 2013, 8:06am

A woman says she was bitten by a dog while visiting family in Belleville.

Charlotte A. Harriman filed a lawsuit against Melodie McNeely March 28 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Harriman says she was at her sister's house in the 2000 block of Dublin Boulevard on February 3 when she was bitten by McNeely's dog. Harriman accuses McNeely of violating Illinois' Animal Control Act. She asks for more than $50,000 in damages for medical bills and court costs.

Attorney Brad L. Badgley of Belleville represents Harriman.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 13-L-164

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