St. Clair County District Attorney Richard Minor said Johnny Ray Kay Sr., 57, of Riverside turned himself in at the St. Clair County Jail on Tuesday, after he was indicted by a St. Clair County grand jury on a charge of criminally negligent homicide, a misdemeanor. Kay was released shortly after his arrest, posting a $5,000 bond.
Authorities say Kay owned the pit bull terrier that killed his young neighbor, 5-year-old John Harvard.
Minor said if Kay is convicted of criminally negligent homicide, he could face up to 12 months in the St. Clair County Jail and be fined up to $6,000.
Kay is expected to appear in court for his arraignment before St. Clair County Circuit Judge Bill Weathington on Aug. 13.