A man is wanted after he violated probation and failed to pay restitution to the owners of the pets injured or killed after his pit bulls attacked.
According to the Columbus City Attorney’s Office, Andre Barker has a record that includes multiple charges of drug trafficking and corrupt activities.
On May 15, 2006, one of Barker’s pit bulls entered a neighbor’s gated backyard and killed the neighbor’s dog. Two weeks later, another one of his pit bulls struck again, killing one dog and injuring another. His pit bulls were also accused of menacing children and other dogs in the neighborhood.
Barker, 34, pleaded no contest for allowing his dogs to attack and kill several animals. His sentence ordered him to pay restitution to the owners of the pets, but six years later, he has still not paid the victims nor fines and court costs.
According to the City Attorney’s office, one of Barker’s pit bulls was seen with chains around its neck in place of a collar and appeared to have stitches “not done by a veterinarian.”
Last year Barker appeared at Fugitive Safe Surrender in an attempt to get his warrants waived. However, authorities believe Barker may have left quickly after he realized he faced six months in jail for not following his original probation orders.
City Attorney’s office is asking anyone with information on this case to contact Bill Hederick at 614-645-8874.
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