WENATCHEE — The owner of four dogs that attacked and badly injured a woman has been ordered to pay nearly $53,000 in health care costs.

Timothy Dale Houston, 64, on Nov. 30 was ordered to pay the 38-year-old woman almost $2,000 and Confluence Health a little more than $51,000, according to a restitution report filed in Chelan County District Court.

His dogs attacked a woman on Jan. 23, 2020, as she jogged through No. 2 Canyon. Her wounds required at least 60 stitches, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Houston, an East Wenatchee resident, pleaded guilty in June 2021 to four counts of owning a dangerous dog, a gross misdemeanor; on Nov. 4 he was sentenced to 20 days in jail and two years of probation.

Pete O'Cain: (509) 664-7152

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