A Pittsville woman now faces criminal charges after Wood County Sheriff's Department officials say she resisted an officer.
According to court documents, a deputy was attacked by two pit bulls during the incident in September. Sheriff's officials say the deputy was forced to shoot the two dogs.
Cora Fuller, 48, is facing one misdemeanor count of resisting an officer. Fuller entered a not guilty plea Monday in Wood County Court.
Court records show the deputy tried to stop Fuller for not wearing her seat belt. Fuller pulled into her driveway and ignored the deputy, records show. Officials say she went inside her home and when she came back out, the deputy noticed the smell of alcohol.
Lt. Shawn Becker said Fuller refused to perform field sobriety tests and tried to go back into the home. When the deputy tried to arrest her, her pit bulls got loose and attacked the deputy, Becker said.
Authorities say the deputy suffered “multiple dog bites” and was treated at a hospital. One of the dogs was euthanized, and the other is recovering.
Fuller could face nine months in jail if convicted on the charge. Wood County jail administrators say Fuller is free on a $1,500 cash bond.
A call to Fuller's attorney was not immediately returned.