Deputies shoot pit bull, arrest man on multiple charges

Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a pit bull after it attacked them when they served a warrant in the 15000 block of Brandiron Street on Sunday, Dec. 2, according to authorities.

Just before 8 a.m., the sheriff’s department received a call of a suspicious person and two people arguing on Brandiron Street, reports the sheriff’s department. Detective Lori-Ann Wells said information also came in about an outstanding warrant for assault with a deadly weapon for Jared Smith, 24, who was at that location.

When two deputies arrived, the pit bull came outside and advanced at them, prompting them to shoot the dog, said Wells. They arrested Smith on suspicion of felon in possession of a firearm, spousal abuse, and vandalism, in addition to the outstanding warrant, said Wells.

The detective said the vandalism, estimated to be about $200, was caused when Smith allegedly tried to stop his girlfriend from leaving in a pickup truck. Smith was booked into San Diego Central Jail. He is not eligible for release on bail and faces numerous other charges, according to the San Diego County Jail website, which gave arraignment dates of Dec. 5 and 10.

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Posted by Maureen Robertson on Dec 5 2012. Filed under News, Ramona, Sheriff/Fire. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

7 Comments for “Deputies shoot pit bull, arrest man on multiple charges”

  1. Mouse on the Moon

    I guess a tazer doesn't work on dogs ?

  2. mike

    Good job sheriff's dept.

  3. Jennifer

    The dog Jimbo ( who is a pitbull/weimaraner mix) did not attack the police. He had a tennis ball in his mouth when he was shot. Also, the vet who did the autopsy noted that the bullet wounds were all on one side of the dogs body which means they shot him from the side. The dog was not charging the police. They got scared and shot an innocent 2 yr old dog. Not to mention they were on private property without giving notice they were there. These officers who were interviewed lied about the story to cover themselves. Be careful people, cops will shoot any dog.

  4. Jennifer

    Also, the forst paragraph says "Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a pit bull after it attacked them" then in the third paragraph it says "When two deputies arrived, the pit bull came outside and advanced at them, prompting them to shoot the dog"
    So which was it? Attack or advanced at them??? Come on guys! Dont shoot dogs because you can! Learn to handle your fear and be prepared. You are in a country town where everyone has animals.

  5. Jennifer

    Also, the forst paragraph says "Sheriffs deputies shot and killed a pit bull after it attacked them" then in the third paragraph it says "When two deputies arrived, the pit bull came outside and advanced at them, prompting them to shoot the dog"

  6. H Roark RA

    Good job there officers…shoot and kill a "Pit Bull" talk about the abuse of your so called power…"to serve and protect" should be changed to "to bully and destroy"

  7. Interesting that the Sentinel would print the sheriff's department's version of what happened but not interview, or at least not report what other witnesses had to say. That seems like either lazy or biased reporting.

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