Monday, January 14, 2013
For the second time in less than a year a child has been injured by a dog in the home of Quintin and Chantel McGrew.
On Jan. 3 the Dorchester County Department of Social Services faxed a notification of suspected criminal violation to the sheriff’s office alleging that a child at the McGrew residence suffered a significant injury to his face due to a dog bite.
The child appeared to have a puncture wound on his right cheek and the left side of his nose, according to the report. The report does not detail the circumstances of the incident beyond the fact that a dog bit the child.
In April the McGrew’s two-and-a-half-month-old baby Aiden died after being attacked by a dog at the couple’s then Dorchester County residence while Quintin McGrew and one of his children were asleep in a nearby bedroom. Quintin McGrew was charged with unlawful child neglect and released on a bond.
The dog was euthanized.
Since then the couple has moved to a residence off Jennifer Drive near College Park Road in Berkeley County, from where the Jan. 3 information was reported.
The report of the Jan. 3 incident was filed as “information” until further evidence is collected or provided to substantiate a criminal offense, according to the report.
The BCSO is investigating, according to BCSO spokesperson Dan Moon.
As of press time no charges have been filed for occurrences on Jennifer Drive.
Attorney Andy Savage, representing Quintin McGrew for the April mauling case, did not return phone calls for comment before press time.
DSS took the children into protective custody twice in 2012 – first after the April mauling death of their baby and again in August when one of their children told a counselor she saw a pornographic tape her parents made.
That allegation was ruled unfounded and the children returned to the McGrew’s custody.