Dog owner charged in man's death

Antonio Ford (Image courtesy of the Person County Sheriff's Office)

August 16, 2012 3:51:19 PM PDT
Person County deputies arrested a dog owner Thursday and charged him with involuntary manslaughter after investigators said his dog was responsible for a deadly attack.

Back in June, 65-year-old Eugene Cameron was found dead at his friend's home of an apparent mauling. According to neighbors and investigators, Cameron was discovered naked with wounds that may have caused him to bleed to death.

Investigators said DNA from Antonio Ford's dog, DMX, was found on Cameron's clothing. They also found Cameron's blood on the dog.

Ford maintains that DMX was not responsible for Cameron's death and that the dog was in its cage the night he was attacked.

In addition to involuntary manslaughter, Ford is charged with obstruction of justice. He was given a $2 million bond and is scheduled to make his first court appearance Friday.

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