An Indiana man is facing misdemeanor charges after his pit bulls mauled and seriously injured two young women.
Fifty-year-old Richard L. Darter of the Carroll County town of Cutler was charged Friday with eight counts of dog bite liability resulting in serious bodily injury.
The women were walking along a county road near Cutler, about 40 miles northwest of Indianapolis, on Oct. 1 when four pit bulls from a nearby home chased them into a field and began attacking.
Authorities say Darter saw the attack and entered the field to try to restrain the dogs, only to be attacked himself.
A phone number listed for Darter's address was disconnected and he couldn't be reached for comment Saturday. Online court records do not list an attorney who could comment on his behalf.