Macon attorney Veronica Brinson was booked and released on bond from the Bibb County jail Thursday evening after turning herself in on a charge of reckless conduct.
Both Brinson, 43, and her son Ryan, 26, face the same charge. According to Veronica Brinson’s warrant, she allegedly “caused bodily harm to Claudia Naranjo by keeping dogs as pets and failing to adequately contain or attend the dogs while knowing the dogs had previously escaped and attacked other persons and pets.”
Both Brinsons were released after posting separate $650 bonds and will be represented by Franklin J. Hogue. Hogue said he expected the case would go to trial but said he didn’t think either had committed a crime, adding that the incident should have been a civil matter.
“Beyond that, I haven’t spoken to the prosecutor in detail about the case,” Hogue said. “But I know that (Brinson) and her son are saying that they’re not guilty.”
Brinson’s dogs have been the subject of a probe since a Dec. 29 dog attack in north Macon’s Brookefield subdivision that injured Naranjo and killed her dog. One of Brinson’s dogs was stabbed.
Neighbors have said Brinson wasn’t living in her Brookefield Drive home because it’s being repaired.
Last June, six pit bull puppies died in a fire sparked by unattended food on the stove.
Brinson declined to comment while leaving the jail Thursday but has previously said a gate to her backyard fence had been tampered with, which allowed her dogs to escape.