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Child has surgery after dog attack; father arrested for injuries to 4-year-old
COLDSPRING – The San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Department responded to a dog bite call, investigated a report of an injury to a child and an aggravated assault case last week. On April 19, at about 9 p.m. county officers were dispatched to Cleveland Regional in reference to a dog bite call. The complainant, who was covered in blood, stated that she owns a Great Dane and while she had gone into another room for a short time she heard the dog bark and growl then heard her three-year-old son scream. The mother ran to her son to find him lying face down in a pool of blood. She immediately scooped him up and rushed to the hospital, according to deputies. The boy was transported from Cleveland Regional to Hermann Hospital where he is undergoing facial reconstruction surgery. The family’s dog has been taken by animal control and placed into quarantine. Injury to a child investigated San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Department deputies, along with Child Protective Services were dispatched to Shepherd Elementary School for a report of physical abuse to a four-yearold female. School officials noticed facial injuries on the child and later a r r e s t e d her father, T h o m a s Gann, 27, of Shepherd. G a n n has been c h a r g e d with injury to a child, a third degree felony. He was booked into the county jail without incident and a bond of $15,000 set by a judge. Aggravated assault investigated San Jacinto County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Wonderland Drive in Shepherd for a report of aggravated assault – deadly weapon. The victim stated that she was hit multiple times with a metal pole by her boyfriend who was identified as David Wayne Caddie, 42, of Shepherd. The victim reportedly tried to call 911 but Caddie took her cell phone and broke it. Warrants were issued and Caddie was arrested April 9. Bond was set at $52,500. Methamphetamine seized San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Detective Tim Morgan was p a t r o l l i n g through the South and North Sierra Roads off of Hwy. 150 East when he made a traffic stop on a motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle was later identified as Ronald Boychi, 24, of Coldspirng. After an on scene investigation, Boychi was taken into custody and charged with possession of methamphetamine. Boychi was transported to the San Jacinto County Detention Center without incident. A bond of $4,000 was set.