St. Claire County:
A St. Clair County woman, Nicole Barnes filed a lawsuit yesterday in Circuit Court against Bonnie Shelton, Danny B. Shelton and Audrey Shelton.
Barnes claims that while she was visiting the Shelton family, living at 410 South Seventh St. in Caseyville. on Feb. 25th when a dog* attacked her.
Barnes blames the Shelton family dog* for causing her "great pain and anguish, incurred medical costs and lost wages."
Barnes also states in her complaint that the Shelton's negligently allowed the dog* to bite her, failed to secure the dog*, failed to restrain the dog* and allowed the dog* to roam unleashed even though they knew of the breed's* dangerous nature.
Barnes seeks a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.
Steven C. Giacoletto of Collinsville will be representing her.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-67.
*NOTE- the picture used in this article is NOT a sign that was posted on the property. In fact, reports indicate that there was no such sign.
*Reporters note, the specific breed of this dog has intentionally been left out of the story, due to the fact that I have received death threats due to a misrepresented article entitled "Chicago Pet Personality Attacks Pit Bulls.", which portrayed a picture of a pile of dead pit bulls, thus implying that I killed them which I did not and never would. If you wish to know the specific breed of the dog involved in this story, you may click on the links contained within. My Google alerts are tailored to alert me of "dog attacks", not a specific breed or breed mix. These stories are only the result of what is reported in the news. I assume no responsibility for what happens in the news, I just write about it. I still have been issued no apology or retraction by the author of the above noted story. The story, not only causing threats to my life, my residence, my property, financial losses, and beyond remains published without a retraction. Therefore, due to the defamatory article written about me, with no attempt to contact me for a quote whatsoever has left me to self-inflict a censorship on my own Freedom of Speech. ~ Joshua-Paul Angell