Owner of dogs that killed Kentucky woman charged

Posted December 26, 2017

A woman was killed and her husband seriously injured after a vicious mauling by two pit bulls on Christmas Eve in a Kentucky coal town.

Two pitbulls are suspected in the death of Lorraine Brock Saylor, 66, on Sunday morning. "The husband suffered wounds as well, but was able to shoot both dogs killing one while the other ran off near Country Lane".

Around 10.20am, brother-in-law James Saylor called police to tell them that the two dogs had "savagely" attacked the couple.

The statement didn't specify the man's injuries.

Also responding to the scene was Bell County EMS, Bell County Coroner Jay Steele, Bell County Animal Control Officer Patsy Bracken and assistance from the Kentucky State Police Post 10.

The woman was declared dead at the scene, and emergency responders transported the man to an area hospital. "It's overwhelming the circumstances and what he found", Steele said. He now faces another charge of harboring a vicious animal, the sheriff's department said.

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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.

The two dogs did not belong to the couple.

In that instance, their owner had left them with their dad while she took care of personal issues. One can get in touch with Bell County Dispatch at 606-337-6174 or simply dial 911 if one happens to come across the crippled creature. "The deputies determined that the dogs did not belong to the couple". The other dog has not been found yet.

James Saylor said he is still just trying to understand the attack.

"I'd seen them, but I didn't think they'd be mean like that".