Ohio woman, daughter sentenced after pit bulls attack employee in store theft
Summit County
Linda Snow, Jennifer Clark

By Brittany Rall, WJW

NORTON, Ohio (WJW) -- A 65-year-old woman will spend the next four to six years in prison in connection to a store robbery and assault on an employee.

According to the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office, Linda Snow was sentenced in court on Thursday. She previously pleaded guilty to felonious assault. An aggravated robbery charge against her was dropped.

On Aug. 16, Snow and her daughter, Jennifer Clark, stole a cart full of food from Acme Market on East Avenue in Akron. When an employee tried to confront them in the parking lot, Snow opened the doors of her vehicle and let out three pit bulls. Two of the dogs attacked the employee, who suffered serious injuries. Clark’s 11-year-old son was also in the vehicle. They drove off with the dogs after the attack.

Clark, 38, pleaded guilty to robbery and endangering children in January. A judge sentenced her to a suspended prison term of 36 months, as well as 90 days in county jail and three years of probation.

“The victim suffered significant physical injuries because of the attack," said Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh.