JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A Jamestown woman has been charged in a series of dog attacks.

Mariah Bermel, 22, is charged with keeping a dangerous dog and not vaccinating it for rabies. She also faces charges for conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, according to court documents. It's the fifth time her pit bull has bitten a person since September 2018.

Bermel told police the pit bull was a service dog, and that she wanted to shoot the dog so it would stop biting people, according to documents.

The Jamestown Police Department put out an alert late Friday, Jan. 25, after the dog bit someone at a motel, resulting in serious injuries.

Police Chief Scott Edinger said the dog had bitten at least three people in the 10 days leading up to its capture.