Walworth County deputies Taser pit bull

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staff, Gazette
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

— Two Walworth County sheriff's deputies were attacked by pit bulls Saturday while attempting to arrest the dogs' owner, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the Walworth County Sheriff's Office.

The attack happened while deputies John Czerwinski and Matt Weber responded to a trespassing complaint against Daniel White, 40, who was accused of making threatening statements to two young girls at a home in the town of Sugar Creek.

When the deputies arrived at the home on Memorial Drive near Lake Wandawega, White refused to provide identification, secure his pit bulls or speak to the deputies outside of his fenced yard, according to the news release.

When deputies told White he was under arrest and opened the gate to his driveway, White and his dogs stepped out. White punched Czerwinski in the face, according to the release.

The pit bulls attacked and bit both deputies while they tried to take White into custody.

Weber used his Taser to get one of the dogs to release its hold on Czerwinski, according to the release.

White was taken to jail on suspicion of trespassing, battery to a peace officer, resisting arrest, failure to comply with an officer and disorderly conduct.

White was released on a signature bond Tuesday.

Last updated: 4:34 pm Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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