Deputies arrest owner of dog in alleged Sand Springs attack


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Updated: 3/08/2013 10:14 am Published: 3/07/2013 2:35 pm


The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Offices has the owner of a dog suspected of attacking a man in custody.

Deputies took Gary Brashier into custody on Thursday afternoon on complains of an animal at large and 11 outstanding warrants for various crimes in Tulsa County.

Deputies say Brashier is the owner of a pit bull that attacked Jeremy Byrd in Sand Springs on March 5th. The animal was killed by a neighbor trying to stop the attack.

Tulsa County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to question Mr. Brashier about the attack and about his dog being unrestrained when they determined he had multiple outstanding warrants. Deputies believe this why Brashier has been evasive in this investigation and fled the scene the night of the attack.

Deputies will continue the investigation to determine if Brashier should face additional charges. Their findings will be turned over to the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office.



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Mayor Maynot - 3/20/2013 3:57 AM
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pit bulls were once the nations choice for nanny dogs. I send the little girl next door down the street with my pit bull. Often her 6 yr old is in tow. My dog can't wait for her to stop by and visit.  It means sooo much to me my dog and the girl next door. The dog gets to go bye-bye, the little girl next door gets to amble with apparently more clout than me cause she just takes the dog in The store, ya see I would never think that I could get away with that. So yea when my pet goes out she creates safety, she is safe, and she makes an important appearance in the neighborhood.  When they get to know you their sincerety is a little gregarious. But all they want is a little affection.  There is no problem for them to flip the switch when tested. They are equally dedicated in their effort to protect. My male dog OWNS the guy next door and even I can not attempt to damage my neighbor. My dog would protect him from me if needed. You can't fool me and tell me they don't know the difference between right and wrong and you may not be able to tell them either.  I can't put him in the box but he goes nicely when asked like a gentleman. He is definitely much more of one than many that I meet on the street. For me it was an accident to be introduced to these noble beasts. But for some others it was the only choice ;~]] http://www.ywgrossman.com/newblog/?p=1154

BrideyMurphy - 3/8/2013 8:59 PM
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Looks like the pitbull chewed on his fugly face....yeah, typical pitbull owner, got some that run out in my neighborhood too, on borrowed time, I know several people who have reported them already, one day they animal control will get there on time and those pests will be gone, I look forward to that day. I spent over 4,000 dollars on a fence to keep my dog where she belongs, now I have to put up with other dogs running loose and knocking over my garbage and tearing it up, chasing my cat, and barking and threatening us when we go out to get into the car. I worry about my 3 year old grandchild, puts always go for the smallest and weakest first, if that happens, I will go after the owners and it won't be legally either. People who own dogs should care for them and secure them, it is not only the law, it is just good pet ownership, have no respect for anyone who lets their dog run loose to bit someone, tear up other peoples stuff or get run over on the street possibly causing a wreck when the motorist tries to miss them.

Unwashed Mass - 3/7/2013 11:57 PM
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What were the warrants for? Probably a whole lot of nothing if they didnt say.

aleman - 3/7/2013 4:41 PM
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Typical pitbull owner
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