Dog owner charged after pit bull attacks 4-year-old in Dillon

Za' Quinzey Ditalia Bethea recovers from a dog attack (photo source: victim's aunt, Asia Bethea)

DILLON, SC (WBTW) – The owner of the pit bull that attacked a 4-year-old boy in Dillon now faces numerous charges.

Za’ Quinzey Ditalia Bethea, 4, was attacked by a pit bull Monday night at a home on West Washington Street in the Jacksonville area of Dillon, according to Dillon Police Chief David Lane.

Chief Lane says the injuries required surgery, but the young boy is back home recovering.

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Andrew Campbell, 34

“He is a very loving child and loves dogs. I can’t believe this happened to him,” said Za’ Quinzey’s aunt, Asia Bethea. Bethea adds that the family has made several trips back to the hospital for Za’ Quinzey following his initial surgery.

The dog did not belong to the Bethea family. According to Chief Lane, the dog’s owner, Andrew Campbell, 34, is charged with ownership of dangerous animal with attack on human, failing to register his dog with the city of Dillon, and leash law violation.

Campbell is in police custody. Chief Lane adds that the dog has also been seized.