St. Louis couple alleges dog from neighboring property bit wife's neck

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 25, 2019

ST. LOUIS – Damages are sought by the residents of a Louisiana Avenue, St. Louis couple over allegations the wife was attacked by a dog from a neighboring property.

Donna E. Niehouse and David A. Niehouse filed a complaint on Feb. 5 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Salisa Jones, Jerry Dennis, Jabez Property Management Co. LLC and Assuret LLC alleging negligence and loss of consortium.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Oct. 9, 2017, Donna Niehouse was in their backyard near the fence with Assuret's property, bending over to pick something from the ground when Dennis' dog ran to the fence, jumped up and bit her on the right side of her neck and finger on her right hand. 

The suit states the plaintiff's neck was "ripped open," causing a severe, nearly life-threatening injury. 

The plaintiffs hold Jones responsible because her lease with Jabez and/or Assuret for the property did not allow Dennis to keep house or keep an animal at the property.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants in a fair and reasonable amount, plus $75,000 for costs of medical care and costs expended for this action. They are represented by James J. Knappenberger in Clayton.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1922cc00260

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