Warrant issued for woman whose dogs attacked multiple people in Akron

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AKRON, Ohio — An Akron woman who was found guilty of several charges after her dogs mauled four different people in March was expected to be sentenced on Friday, however she did not show up to court.

Diane Yanke, 58, previously pleaded no contest to seven criminal counts related to the attack.

Three of Yanke’s dogs attacked the individuals in two separate attacks. In April, Akron city prosecutors told FOX 8 News it’s the fourth time Yanke’s dogs had been involved in incidents since September.

The dogs were put down.

Yanke filed a motion on Thursday to continue the case, but it was denied and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

While Yanke did not appear in court, several of the victims were present, hoping to read statements urging the judge to impose a punishment that would reflect the seriousness of their injuries.

As of Friday evening Yanke has not yet voluntarily surrendered under the new warrant, which remains active.

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