Child Attacked By Dog Improving

An 18-month-old Jones County boy mauled by a pit bull is improving. He was listed in good condition at last report. That's according to Pitt County Memorial Hospital officials. Authorities say Kwan Reaves was attacked by the family dog Wednesday on Simmons Loop Road in Pollocksville. Lawmen say the dog somehow got off a chain in the backyard, ran around to the front and jumped and attacked the boy for no reason.