Police & Courts

Quincy man charged after allegedly letting pit bull bite man in face

Kerry Talburt
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Jul. 10, 2017 5:15 pm Updated: Jul. 10, 2017 6:04 pm

QUINCY -- Charges have been filed against a Quincy man who was arrested Saturday after he allegedly let his pit bull bite another man.

Kerry D. Talburt II, 21, was charged Monday in Adams County Circuit Court with home invasion, aggravated battery, reckless conduct, criminal trespass of a residence and two counts of obstructing justice.

Charging documents say Talburt struck the other man by putting his thumb in one of his eyes and allowed the pit bull to bite him. They also allege he provided false information to police.

The Quincy Police Department said officers were called to 1005 Jersey on a report of a 30-year-old who was bitten by a dog in the face. Police said Talburt got into an altercation with his downstairs neighbor and his dog got loose and bit the man in the face.

The man who was bitten was taken to Blessing Hospital for treatment. The dog was taken to the city's animal shelter for quarantine.

Judge Amy Lannerd advised Talburt that he faces six to 30 years in prison if he is convicted of home invasion, a Class X felony. He also faces the possibility of consecutive sentences if convicted of the other charges.

Talburt will return to court July 24.

He is being held in the Adams County Jail on $20,000 bond.

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