Tuesday, June 14, 2011
SPOTSYLVANIA CO VA - DEATH BY PIT BULL- #13 YEAR 2011- DAVID QUYON HAIGLER KILLED BY HIS OWN PIT BULL AUTOPSY STATES
June 14, 2011 - An autopsy has confirmed that one of David Quyon Haigler's Pit Bulls was responsible for his death, Police said. Haigler, 38, was found dead Saturday, June 11, at his home at 529 Olde Greenwich Circle in Spotsylvania County. He was on the living room floor with obvious wounds to his arms, head and face, court records show.
Haigler was found by his 18-year-old son. Police were called about 6 pm. He had been seen early Saturday morning. The 6-year-old Pit Bull accused in his death ws loose in the home and initially would not let responding deputies in, Sheriff's Lt. Col. Michael Timm said. Animal Control Officers were called to assist. The second dog, also a 6-year-old Pit Bull, was chained in another area of the home. The room was said to be in disarray and there was a wooden baseball bat on a sofa near the body. Blood was on the floor, furniture, and walls. Detective Twyla DeMoranville attended the autopsy Monday in Richmond, Timm said.
In an earlier article on Monday, June 13, it was reported that Haigler was already under medical care for a dog bite that happened about a week ago. It is not known yet whether he was bitten by either of his own dogs. Also, in 2003, Haigler was sentenced to seven years in prison because of a high-speed chase that ended with Haigler repeatedly ramming a Spotsylvania deputy's cruiser before approaching the officers with a gun drawn. No shots were fired. He was convicted of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, possessing a firearm while in possession of cocaine , possession of cocaine, felony eluding, hit-and-run and driving on a suspended license.
Both Pit Bulls are in the county Animal Shelter and the investigation is almost over.