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Upstate pit bull owner charged after dogs injure several

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (AP) - Police have charged a Fountain Inn man whose three pit bulls injured two people and killed two other dogs.

The Greenville News reports Wednesday that 21-year-old Rayvon Denzel James has been charged with four counts of failure to keep a vicious dog restrained and animal nuisance.

Police on Friday saw the dogs attacking a family pet. A mother and her 10-year-old daughter were bitten trying to separate the animals, and Police Chief Keith Morton says they were treated at a hospital.

The dogs escaped, and two have since been recovered. Morton says police got calls about more attacks, including one dog injured so severely it had to be euthanized.

Morton says James could face jail time and fines if convicted. It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.

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