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Sources: Warrant issued for Ridgeville father whose infant was fatally mauled by dog

An infant boy was fatally mauled by a dog April 20 in this Sandpit Drive mobile home near Ridgeville. Buy this photo

An arrest warrant on a felony neglect charge has been issued for the father whose infant boy was mauled last month in his Ridgeville mobile home, sheriff’s and solicitor’s office sources confirmed this afternoon.

Quintin McGrew of Sandpit Drive will face the charge that is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

The sources in Dorchester County asked to remain unnamed until the warrant is served.

Aiden McGrew was taken from a swing by the family’s Labrador-retriever mix as his father slept April 20, officials have said.

When the boy’s mother, Chantel McGrew, returned home with her 7-year-old child, she reported that Aiden was bloodied and missing a leg. Her husband and toddler were in bed with the family’s other dog, she said in a 911 call.

Quintin McGrew does not have a criminal record in South Carolina, according to the State Law Enforcement Division.

Chantel McGrew said in the 911 call that her husband had been ill but was awake when she left that morning.

The two dogs in the home were taken away by animal control officers. State officials recommended that the dogs undergo rabies testing, a process that requires the animals to be euthanized.

Reach Andrew Knapp at 937-5414 or twitter.com/offlede.

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