Warrants served for dog owner wanted for ‘vicious’ attack in Newport News

Officials in Newport News said in October 2017 they were looking for a dog named Brody, left, and his owner Ryan Gardner, right, in connection to a "vicious attack." (Photos courtesy of the City of Newport News).

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A man who was wanted in connection with dog attacks in Newport News has turned himself in.

The Animal Services Division says the charges against Ryan Gardner include failure to obey the requirements of a dangerous dog and failure to notify of an incident.

Earlier this month, authorities said Gardner’s pit bull Brody attacked two dogs in nine months. Brody is with the Animal Services Division for now.

Gardner is due in court in December.