Union County Sheriff Tommy Wilhite said a family was babysitting the child and left the child unattended in a room and that’s when the dog attacked the child.
The incident happened on County Road 87 about 5:30 p.m., according to Wilhite. A 19-year-old who was at the home at the time hit the dog and stabbed it several times trying to get it off the child.
Wilhite said he is confident the case will have to go to a grand jury for a decision on whether or not to file charges on the babysitters. No one has been arrested at this time.