A Gloversville man accused of siccing his pit bull on guests at a Cherry Street apartment is facing assault and other charges following an investigation.
One unidentified victim of the July 5 incident was bitten several times, suffered puncture wounds and lacerations and required "multiple stitches," according to a news release from the Gloversville Police Department.
Omar B. VanNess, 34, of 6 Fifth St., was charged with second-degree assault, a felony; three counts of second-degree reckless endangerment and one count of third-degree assault, all misdemeanors.
Police said officers were called to 6 Cherry St. July 5 for a report of two males fighting and learned they had smashed beer bottles over each other’s heads.
Witnesses told police that VanNess had a verbal argument with somebody at the apartment before releasing his dog. The dog attacked the woman as she attempted to leave and then attacked two other males at the scene, according to police.
VanNess was arraigned in Gloversville City Court and sent to the Fulton County Jail.