Man Accused of Ordering Pit Bull to 'Sic 'Em'

June 5, 2012

Avicious pit bull attack sends one man to the hospital. But those who saw it don’t blame the dog as much as his owner. And now police have him behind bars.

Police say 21 year-old Izehe Joseph Martin gave his pit bull the command to attack another young man. It happened this past Sunday night. Friends of the victim say he is 17 and that Martin was upset that their friend told him he needed a leash for the dog.

Prosecutors say Martin used “homosexual slurs” toward the victim and when the dog attacked so did he. Because he used the dog Martin is charged with both assault and armed criminal action—both felonies.