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Pit bull owners accused of negligence

By Philip Gonzales | May 26, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing four people, alleging negligence in connection with a dog attack.

James K. Johnson filed a complaint on May 23 in Madison County Circuit Court against Brian Sawyer, Kathy Sawyer, Stacy Vinson and Ronald Thompson, alleging that the pit bull owners allegedly failed to properly train their canine.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on April 22, he was attacked by a pit bull owned by the defendants, causing him severe bodily injury and scarring. As a result, he will continue to suffer pain and suffering and incur medical expenses, the suit says. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly negligently allowed their pit bull to attack him.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgement against defendants in an amount in excess of $50,000, plus costs of this suit. He is represented by Lanny Darr of Darr Law Offices Ltd. in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16L701

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