Pit bull attack kills woman, injures man on Christmas Eve

26 December, 2017, 02:00 | Author: Phil Peters
  • Update: names released in deadly dog attack

Police in Kentucky say an attack by two dogs has left a woman dead and her husband injured.

Two pitbulls are suspected in the death of Lorraine Brock Saylor, 66, on Sunday morning. Her husband, who survived the attack, is Johnny Saylor.

Deputies said the incident occurred near the southern Kentucky town of Arjay, about 125 miles southeast of Lexington.

Steele says Johnny Saylor was inside when he heard the commotion. The dogs grabbed him, trying to pull him to the ground by his arm. When he came outside, he shot one of the dogs in the chest as it lunged at him.

According to the BCSD Facebook page, Sheriff Mitch Williams is asking the community to be on the lookout for the brown and white pit bull that ran off after being injured.

He found his wife lying on the ground In front of the house.

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The husband was able to shoot both dogs, killing one.

However, he was bitten on the head, arm and hand, and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Officials said that Bethany Stephens was killed by her two pit bulls while she was walking in Goochland County, Virginia, last week. Deputies were called to the scene around 10:20 a.m. Sunday on Highway 66 in the Wiser Branch area, the Bell County Sheriff's Department said in a news release. The caller said they were pit bulls.

Authorities are asking the community to keep an eye for the missing dog but urged them not to engage with the animal should they come across it.

"She loved animals and every morning she would go out and put wild bird seed out on a metal roof of a little work shed they had there and feed then birds", Bell County coroner Jay Steele, who has known the couple for the last 30 years, told ABC affiliate WATE.

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