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Fulton man arrested after drug raid on home

Fulton man arrested after drug raid on home

Dog attacking officers shot, killed

May 6th, 2012 in News

Fulton Police and members of he MUSTANG Task Force Thursday morning raided a residence at 117 S. Ravine St. and arrested Clifton J. Ivory, 30, for possession of marijuana.

Armed with a search warrant, officers conducted a search of the property at 5:30 a.m. and then arrested Ivory for possession of marijuana.

While serving the search warrant, Police reported an aggressive pitbull dog attacked officers. The dog was shot and killed by police.

One neighbor, Michael Dunavant, is reported to have said he was awakened by gun shots. He went outside and saw two police officers shooting at the dog. The pitbull ran around the house to the back porch where he said an officer shot and killed the dog with a shotgun.

Two smaller pitbull dogs were locked in cages in the back of the house but one of the reportedly got out during the incident.

Lt. Andre Cook of Fulton Police said Friday both of the two smaller dogs were taken to the Fulton Animal Shelter and are still there.

Another neighbor, Marie Dishman, is reported as saying the dog shot by police was a good dog but it got off her chain frequently. Dishman said in the past she has allowed her daughter to pet the dog.

Fulton Police Chief Steve Myers said the dog that was shot was attacking police officers and had to be shot.

Myers said no further investigation of the shooting incident is warranted.

"Let's not lose sight of the importance of getting drugs out of the community," Myers said.

The police chief said no one was injured during the incident.