2 behind bars after break-in attempt at Motel 6 ends in dog attack

A father and son suspected of breaking into a Motel 6 room were arrested this morning after a four-hour stalemate.

Tuscaloosa police said a 911 operator heard gunshots at the motel on McFarland Boulevard East just before 7:30 a.m.

When the officers arrived, they found a shot pit bull in the parking lot.

Wade Alan Christian, 43, and Carson Christian, 18, have been charged with first degree burglary. Police said the dog attacked Carson Christian after kicking the door to a room on the first floor, allowing the woman inside to escape unharmed.

Wade Christian is accused of having shot the dog before the two men fled the room.

The officers arriving at the scene found the men barricaded in separate rooms. Carson Christian was the first to show up, suffering from multiple bite wounds, but Wade Christian refused to leave his rented room until members of the Special Response Team started using pepper spray around 11:30 a.m.

Both are being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $ 60,000 bond. The case is still under investigation and additional charges related to the dog’s death and stalemate are possible, police said.

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