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Wednesday, September 16, 2020, Assistant Police Chief Mark Rains responded to a call on East B Street due to a man being attacked by two pitbull dogs.
The attack victim, Jeffrey Marshall, 51, from Atoka, was found walking on West B Street and appeared to be bleeding from both arms.
Assistant Chief Rains made contact with Marshall, now sitting on his porch, who had lacerations to his arms and legs to inform him an ambulance was on the way.
Witnesses advised the officer of which two dogs had attacked Marshall. The dogs were last seen on the porch of a residence on the south side of B Street.
Captain Brian Snead arrived on scene to assist Rains and the animal control officer.
Both dogs became aggressive towards the officers. The Animal Control Officer stated he would not be able to catch the dogs due to their aggressive and vicious behavior.
Assistant Chief Rains made the decision to shoot the dogs. One dog was recovered, dead, a short distance from the residence. The other dog, black with white markings, was not located and had disappeared into a field nearby.