Pit bull attack tops police blotter

By Shara Wallace and Steve Shay
Highline Times

Burien man & his dog attacked by another dog
Burien resident Matt Crockett and one of his two dogs were attacked by another dog during their daily walk near Shorewood Grocery Monday, Jan. 14.
A pit bull got away from its owner, possibly a homeless man, and jumped on the back of Crockett's golden doodle, a golden retriever, poodle mix. The vicious attack lasted several minutes.
On Facebook, Matt's wife wrote that as a result of the attack her husband had a broken bone in his hand, and Brody, their dog, was left with several puncture wounds to his neck and ears.
It is believed the dog belongs to a homeless individual who lives in the area. Crockett used five pound weights he carries on his walks and hit the attacking dog in the head twice and the dog finally let go.
Deputies located the owner of the pit bull at a nearby church. Eric Swansen with the Regional Animal Services of King County was also contacted. The Crocketts said Brody faces several months of recovery.

Des Moines man sentenced to 32 years for attacking prison guard, & sex trafficking minors
A 22-year-old Des Moines man will spend 32 years in prison for the January 2012 beating of a prison guard and for the forced labor of two juveniles in the sex trades.
Sabir Shabazz was in federal custody for sex trafficking two 13-year-old girls when on Jan. 3, 2012, he and another inmate assaulted a guard at the Federal Detention Center at SeaTac.
Shabazz beat the guard with a pipe. The men claimed the attack was an escape attempt, but video of the assault shows it was just a brutal attack. Other inmates intervened in the assault, likely saving the guard’s life.
According to records filed in the case, in September 2010, Shabazz was arrested in connection with the sex trafficking of two 13-year-old girls. Shabazz posted ads featuring the girls on backpage.com and with a co-conspirator took the earnings the young girls made in the sex trade.
Shabazz was being held on the sex trafficking charges when he assaulted the guard at the federal detention center. The guard suffered significant head wounds, which were nearly fatal. He has required surgery and significant rehabilitation. He likely will never be able to return to work as a prison guard.

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