Probable cause found against Quincy man charged in dog attack

Kerry Talburt II
Posted: Sep. 12, 2017 6:10 pm Updated: Sep. 12, 2017 6:13 pm

QUINCY -- Probable cause was found Tuesday in Adams County Circuit Court against a Quincy man accused of letting his pit bull bite another man in July.

Judge Debra Wellborn ruled there was enough evidence for the case against Kerry D. Talburt II to move forward. He is set to appear for arraignment Sept. 19.

Talburt, 21, faces charges of home invasion, aggravated battery, reckless conduct, criminal trespass of a residence and two counts of obstructing justice.

Charging documents say Talburt put his thumb in one of the other man's eyes and allowed the pit bull to bite him. They also allege he gave false information to police.

The Quincy Police Department said officers were called to 1005 Jersey on July 8 on a report of a 30-year-old who was bitten in the face by a dog. Police said Talburt had gotten into an altercation with his downstairs neighbor, and Talburt's dog got loose and bit the man in the face.

Talburt faces six to 30 years in prison if convicted of the home invasion charge, a Class X felony. He also faces the possibility of consecutive sentences if convicted of other charges.

Talburt posted $2,000 bond in the case but is being held in the Adams County Jail in other cases.