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Dog attacks when owner is attacked with golf club

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Dee DeQuattro

An argument in Woonsocket turned bad when one man took out a golf club and another man's pit bull got involved.

Woonsocket Police responded to a disturbance at 216 Grove Street. At the location they found out an argument erupted in an apartment involving Matthew Jones, 38, and two others. Two of the involved parties alerted neighbors Josef Tallo and Fatima DaSilva about the argument. Dasilva and Tallo attempted to leave their apartment to speak to Jones about the incident when Jones hit the pair with a golf club.

When Jones struck the pair Tallo's pitbull attacked Jones biting his calf, hand, and chin.

Following the incident Jones was arrested on two counts of felony assault and one count of domestic-disorderly conduct.

Tallo was transported to RI Hospital with serious injuries.  DaSilva was transported to Landmark Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The dog was released to his owner and is on a ten day quarantine.

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