Man indicted in March dog mauling of 5-year-old boy

awomack@macon.comSeptember 17, 2013 

Charles Edward Gay

The owner of a pit bull that attacked a 5-year-old boy on Ousley Place in March was indicted Tuesday on child cruelty and reckless conduct charges, according to an indictment filed in Bibb County Superior Court.

Charles Gay, 60, previously was charged with cruelty to children and was released from jail on a $5,700 bond, according to jail records.

The indictment alleges Gay, with "criminal negligence" caused Anthony Ivey to receive "numerous dog bites" on March 14 by escorting him into his backyard where the dog was located and that Gay had "prior knowledge of said dog's aggressive temperament."

Ivey spent several weeks at a Boston hospital where he underwent multiple surgeries. Surgeons grafted skin from his thighs onto his skull to cover the area where the dog tore away part of his scalp. The dog also damaged one of Ivey's eyes, but he didn't lose any vision.

The boy was at Gay's house with a relative who was doing cleaning work.

Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report.

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