The argument started when Saunders noticed the space heater was on in his daughters room. He went to get his Pit Bull, stood in the hallway and starting yelling at her. As they continued to argue, the man grabbed the woman’s face and slammed her into the wall. When he took her to the ground, the dog started to bite and scratch her legs.
When the mother comes in, she sees Saunders holding the daughter down, while the Pit Bull attacks her. Reports stated when the mother tried to interfere, the Pit Bull bit her in the left arm. The mother told officials Saunders often uses his Pit Bull for intimidation.
The mother and daughter left after that, to go to a nearby hospital, where they contacted authorities. When authorities showed up at Saunders house, he was not there. He fled to his brothers house. Authorities found signs of struggle, and blood in Saunders’ house.
Saunders was charged with felony domestic battery and was sent to the Marion County Jail, where he is held without bond. The dog is under home quarantine, according to the Marion County Public Information Office.
This is a true story of how much influence the owner has on their Pit Bull. You’ve got this aggressive man, and his dog represents his aggressive nature. This is the kind of guy who gets his dog to fight his battles, and for whatever reason, he needed his Pit Bull to be by his side to hold down a woman. Stuff like that just makes no sense. If he’s already got power over this woman, what’s the point in having your Pit Bull fight for you as well. If the owner has his Pit Bull fighting for him/her, they should never be in possession of any animals, not just Pit Bulls.