Police: Naked man sends pit bull after firefighter

(Jackie Vega/KXAN)

WEBBERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) – An emergency call about a man in respiratory distress at his home led to a group of firefighters encountering a naked man and then being attacked by a pit bull on Friday, according to a police affidavit.

Police have charged Samuel Timothy Jones Jr., 26, with the third-degree felony of assault on a public servant.

Travis County ESD No. 4 officials received a call from the suspect’s aunt around noon the day of the incident. The aunt said her nephew had complained about difficulty breathing and dehydration, the arrest warrant states.

Police said emergency crews arrived at the home and encountered a chained pit bull. After trying to find the man in distress, the emergency responders found a “nude black male subject later identified as Samuel Timothy Jones Jr. exit the front door,” according to the affidavit.

Jones allegedly yelled profanities at the firefighters and ordered the pit bull to attack them; the pit bull bit one firefighter. The dog latched down on the man’s lower leg and shook its head, — the bite puncturing the firefighting boot, according to the affidavit. Emergency crews treated and cleaned the wound at the scene.

When police arrived, they found Jones “sweating profusely and talking to himself,” according to the arrest warrant.

Police detained Jones, and he was sent by ambulance to be medically evaluated, the affidavit states.

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