Monday, August 24, 2015

MOCKSVILLE, DAVIE COUNTY NC - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL HAS KILLED A WOMAN GOING TO HER MAILBOX - ANOTHER NEIGHBOR WAS ALSO BITTEN


Photo Courtesy: WXII
A FRIEND REMEMBERS THE VICTIM CATHY WHEATCRAFT AND TELLS US HOW KIND SHE WAS AND WHAT GOOD CARE SHE TOOK OF HER CATS.

MORE INFO:  THE VICTIM THAT LIVED SPEAKS  AND THEY ALL KNEW PATCH...HE WAS A GOOD DOG EXCEPT THAT HE ATTACKED OTHER DOGS AND GOT IN GARBAGE AND HAD BEEN LABELED BY AUTHORITIES AS "A NUISANCE DOG"...NO ONE KNOWS WHAT TRIGGERED HIM TO GO PIT!!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3210637/Pit-bull-kills-woman-retrieving-mail-begins-attack-police-officer-arrives-shoots-dog-dead.html


MOCKSVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – The Davie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a woman was attacked and killed by a dog and a second woman was injured Monday night.  At around 7 p.m. Monday, the Davie County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 243 Clark Road. Deputies had reports of a person down in the yard and a second victim being attacked by a dog.

Deputies requested assistance from the Cooleemee Police Department. An officer arrived on scene and found a dog attacking a woman. The officer shot the dog and the dog stepped away from the woman. The officer shot the dog a second time and first aid was provided to the victim.

Tragic: Cathy H. Wheatcraft (above) was killed after her neighbor's pit bull viciously attacked her whens he stepped outside to check her mail on Monday in Davie County

Officers also discovered a deceased female who was identified as 48-year-old Cathy Wheatcraft of 243 Clark Road in Mocksville.  The second woman who was attacked was identified as 31-year-old Sheena Truesdale of 230 Clark Road.

The sheriff’s office said the animal in the attack is dead. The dog was identified as a PIT BULL belonging to Latisha Young of 249 Clark Road. The dog had been declared a nuisance from a previous incident in May 2015 where it left the owners property and got into a fight with another dog, the Davie County Sheriff’s Office said.

Young was charged with failure to have her dogs vaccinated for rabies during that incident.
Authorities said it appeared the dog was kept inside and escaped through a window while Young was not home. The investigation is ongoing.

http://wncn.com/2015/08/25/1-killed-1-hurt-after-pit-bull-attack-in-nc/

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The Davie County Sheriff’s Office said a woman has died from her injuries after being attacked by a dog.  Davie County Sheriff A.C. Stokes said the attack happened just before 7:00 p.m. on Monday as the woman was checking her mailbox.

 A neighbor heard the woman yelling and found her in the yard before calling for help. A second neighbor was also bitten by the dog but their condition is unknown. A police officer shot and killed the dog as it was still acting aggressively after they arrived on scene.

Sheriff Stokes said it was the neighbor’s PIT BULL that attacked but the owners have not been charged at this time. The Sheriff also said there were no known problems with the dog.

http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/news/local/2015/08/24/woman-dies-after-dog-attack-davie-county/32307063/

http://www.wxii12.com/news/Davie-Co-authorities-investigate-fatal-dog-attack/34896426


2015 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES  - 21   (8 CHILDREN - 13 ADULTS)

PIT BULL - 14
        FREDERICK MD - 
        WEST MIFFLIN PA
        WHEELING WV 
       JEFFERSON COUNTY AR
       PAHRUMP NV
       DALLAS TX
       CHICAGO IL
       LAWTON OK
       PECOS TX
       HENDERSON COUNTY NC
       SHAKER HEIGHTS OH
       REDBIRD OK (4 dogs-3 pit bulls and 1 rottweiler)
       SPARTANBURG SC
       MOCKSVILLE DAVIE COUNTY NC
      
PIT BULL MIXES - 2
       BROOKSVILLE FL
       COLLEGE SPRINGS PAGE COUNTY IA - 

ROTTWEILER -  1
       SULPHUR SPRINGS TX  

UNKNOWN BREED DOGS -  4 
       COAL HILL JOHNSON COUNTY AR (RUMORED TO BE PIT BULLS) 
       ROSEBUD INDIAN RESERVATION SD  
       WASHINGTON GA (RUMERED TO BE PIT BULLS)
       CANYON LAKE TX
      

(1-2-   PACK OF FERAL DOGS - UNIDENTIFIED NATIVE AMERICAN MALE ABOUT 40- GALLUP NM - PENDING - 1)



1.  1-7 -  EUGENE WESLEY SMITH -  87- FREDERICK MD - ATTACKED AND KILLED BY A 4-YEAR-OLD NEUTERED PIT BULL WEIGHING ABOUT 84 POUNDS THAT HAD BEEN RESCUED/ADOPTED AND LIVED IN THE HOME WITH SMITH, HIS SON AND HIS SON'S FIANCE SINCE MAY. 

2.  1-19 - DECLIN MOSS - 18 MONTHS - ISTACHATTA NORTH OF BROOKSVILLE FL - ATTACKED AND KILLED BY 2 OF THE FAMILY'S  PIT BULL MIXES  WHILE IN THE CARE OF HIS GRANDFATHER.

3.  1-22 -  MALAKI MILDWARD -  7 - COLLEGE SPRINGS, PAGE COUNTY IA - KILLED BY THE FAMILY'S TWO  8 OR 9 -MONTH-OLD PIT BULL MIXES.

4.  2-4  -  FREDERICK GLENN CRUTCHFIELD- 63- COAL HILL, JOHNSON COUNTY AR -  FOUND DEAD NEAR WOODED AREA OUTSIDE HIS HOME - AUTOPSY REVEALED HE DIED FROM BLOOD LOSS DUE TO MULTIPLE DOG BITES - THE DOGS, BREED UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME, BELONGED TO A RELATIVE. 

 5. 2-22 - TAY'LYNN DEVAUGHN, 2 - WEST MIFFLIN PA - MAULED TO DEATH BY HER AUNT'S BOYFRIEND'S PIT BULL INSIDE THE HOME WHERE SHE AND HER FATHER HAD BEEN STAYING FOR SEVERAL DAYS - SHE HAD BEEN AROUND THE PIT BULL PREVIOUSLY.

6. 3-8 -  ROY HIGGINBOTHAM JR -  62 - WHEELING WV - AUTOPSY PENDING -  A 3-YEAR-OLD FEMALE PIT BULL OWNED BY DAVID WALLACE, 63, POSSIBLY A ROOMMATE OF HIGGINBOTHAM, ATTACKED HIM WHEN HE TRIED TO GIVE AID TO WALLACE WHO MAY HAVE HAD A HEART ATTACK.  WALLACE  HAD OWNED THE MOTHER OF THIS PIT BULL SO HE HAD THIS DOG SINCE IT WAS BORN.  AUTOPSY RESULTS SHOW THE VICTIM DIED FROM A SEVERED RADIAL ARTERY NEAR HIS LEFT WRIST.

7. 3-12- BETTY WOOD - 78 - SULPHUR SPRINGS TX - MAULED TO DEATH INSIDE HER HOME BY HER 5-YEAR-OLD ROTTWEILER

8. 3-14- JULIA CHARGING WHIRLWIND - 49 - WHITE RIVER SD - ROSEBUD RESERVATION - MAULED TO DEATH BY AT LEAST 2 AND PROBABLY MORE STRAY DOGS - BREED UNKNOWN.

9.  3-21- DE'TRICK JOHNSON- 36 - JEFFERSON COUNTY AR - ATTACKED AND MAULED TO DEATH BY 7 PIT BULLS AS HE GOT OUT OF HIS CAR AT C.J.'S GARAGE JUST OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS OF PINE BLUFF. HE WAS WAITING FOR THE OWNER TO ARRIVE TO OPEN THE GATES SO HE WAS STILL OUTSIDE THE GATES IN A PUBLIC STREET AREA.

10. 3-31 - NETA LEE ADAMS - 81 - WASHINGTON GA - FOUND DEAD IN A DITCH - THE CORONER RULED SHE HAD DIED FROM MULTIPLE DOG BITES - BREED UNKNOWN.

11.  4-14 - KENNETH LAWRENCE FORD - 79 - PAHRUMP NV - ATTACKED BY 3 PIT BULLS ON MARCH 13, HE DIED ON APRIL 14 FROM HIS SEVERE INJURIES.

12. 4-19 - BRAYDEN WILSON - 2-MONTH-OLD INFANT BOY - THE BABY WAS IN HIS BOUNCY SEAT.  HIS FATHER WAS WITH HIM AND HIS MOTHER WAS NOT HOME - THE FATHER WENT OUTSIDE TO TURN ON A SPRINKLER  AND WHEN HE CAME BACK IN, THE FAMILY PIT BULL WAS MAULING THE BOY WHILE HE SAT IN THE BOUNCY CHAIR.

13. 5-2 - GAEGE ANTHONY RAMIREZ - 7 - CANYON LAKE TX - MAULED BY AS MANY AS 5 UNKNOWN BREED DOGS AT A HOUSE IN CANYON LAKE TEXAS WHERE HIS MOTHER HAD TAKEN HIM TO VISIT.

14. 5-25 - JAMES W. NEVELS III - 5 - CHICAGO IL - THE BOY WAS VISITING IN A HOME WITH HIS MOTHER - A PIT BULL (OWNER NOT KNOWN AT THIS TIME) WAS AT THE RESIDENCE AND WAS BEING KEPT IN A BEDROOM BUT IT "SOMEHOW" GOT TO THE BOY AND GRIPPED DOWN ON HIS NECK AND SHOULDER - HEROS - 2 TEENAGE BROTHERS CAME WITH EVERY OBJECT THEY COULD FIND AND BEGAN BEATING THE PIT BULL - A CHAIR, A KNIFE, A ROCK, A POLE, A BRICK UNTIL THEY BEAT THE MUTANT TO DEATH....BUT IT WAS TOO LATE!!! 

15.  6-28 - JORDON TYSON 'JO JO' COLLINS - 3 - THE CHILD WAS BEING RAISED BY HIS GRANDFATHER AND THEY WERE AT HIS GREAT GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE.  IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE GRANDFATHER WAS WORKING ON A CAR THERE.  SOMEONE NOT NAMED WAS WATCHING AFTER THE CHILD BY LOOKING THROUGH A WINDOW AS HE PLAYED IN THE YARD.  WHEN THEY LOOKED AGAIN, THE BOY WAS BEING MAULED. TWO DOGS WERE ON THE PROPERTY AND EXACTLY WHO OWNED THIS DOG HAS NOT BEEN NAMED YET.

16.  7-2 -  NORBERTO LEGARDA- 83 - PECOS TX - THE ELDERLY MAN WAS FEEDING A RELATIVE'S PET DOG IN THEIR  BACKYARD WHILE THEY WERE OUT OF TOWN WHEN 3 PIT BULLS ENTERED THE YARD AND BEGAN ATTACKING THE RELATIVE'S PET AND THEN TURNED ON THE MAN. BY THE TIME POLICE GOT THERE AND SUBDUED THE PIT BULLS, HE WAS ALREADY DEAD.

17.  7-7 - JOSHUA PHILLIP STROTHER - 6 - HENDERSON NC - NEIGHBORS ADOPTED A NEUTERED MALE PIT BULL ABOUT 1-YEAR-OLD FROM A SHELTER IN A NEARBY COUNTY AND THEY ALLOWED JOSHUA AS WELL AS THEIR GIRL ABOUT THE SAME AGE AS JOSHUA TO PLAY WITH IT - IT APPEARS THAT JOSHUA CLIMBED THE FENCE OF THE NEIGHBOR TO PLAY AND WHEN HIS MOTHER DISCOVERED HIM A FEW MINUTES LATER HE WAS COVERED IN BLOOD AND APPEARED TO BE DEAD.

18.  7-12 - ANNIE WILLIAMS - 71 - SHAKER HEIGHTS OH - SHE WAS PICKING UP HER 2 GRANDDAUGHTERS FROM THEIR FATHER'S HOUSE AND HAD A 13-YEAR-OLD RELATIVE IN THE CAR WITH HER.  SHE EXITED THE CAR AND WAS ATTACKED IMMEDIATELY BY A PIT BULL WHO BELONGED TO SOMEONE WHO ALSO LIVED IN THE HOUSE. tWO MEN CAME AND TRIED TO PRY THE PIT OFF HER BUT COULD NOT AND ONE OF THEM GOT A GUN AND FIRED. THE DOG WAS POSSIBLY WOUNDED AT THIS TIME AND IT RAN INTO THE BACK YARD. OFFICERS SHOT THE DOG DEAD WHEN THEY ARRIVED.  ANNIE WAS TRANSPORTED TO A HOSPITAL WHERE SHE DIED.

19.  7-24  - CAROLYN SUE LAMP - 68 - REDBIRD OK - SHE WAS FROM COWETA OK AND WAS WALKING ALONG PICKING UP CANS WHEN SHE WAS ATTACKED BY 4 DOGS - 3 PIT BULLS AND 1 ROTTWEILER.

20. 8-22 - PORSCHE NICOLE CARTEE - 25 - KILLED BY THE FAMILY PIT BULL THEY HAD OWNED SINCE IT WAS A BABY - IT WAS SAID TO BE AN UNNEUTERED MALE ABOUT 10-YEARS-OLD - A FRIEND HAS REPORTED THAT THE PIT BULL HAD ATTACKED THE MOTHER BEFORE PUTTING HER IN THE HOSPITAL BUT THEY NEVER REPORTED THE ATTACK TO OFFICIALS - THIS TIME IT BEGAN BY ATTACKING THE MOTHER AND NICOLE WENT TO HER AID AND IT TURNED ON HER - ANOTHER WOMAN IN THE HOME FINALLY GOT THE PIT OFF HER AND CALLED FOR HELP BUT SHE WAS FATALLY INJURED.

21. 8-24 - CATHY WHEATCRAFT - 48 -  MOCKSVILLE DAVIE COUNTY NC - THE WOMAN WALKED OUT TO HER MAILBOX SOMETIME BEFORE 7PM ON MONDAY EVENING AND THE NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL ATTACKED AND KILLED HER - ANOTHER NEIGHBOR WAS INJURED COMING TO HER AID - IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE PIT BULL JUMPED OUT OF THE WINDOW OF ITS OWNER'S HOME - THE OWNER WAS NOT AT HOME AT THE TIME - THE PIT BULL HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN DECLARED "A NUISANCE" FOR ESCAPING ITS HOME AND ATTACKING ANOTHER DOG.


(1-2 - PENDING - UNIDENTIFIED NATIVE AMERICAN - GALLUP NM - FOUND DEAD  NEAR A FAST FOOD RESTAURANT ON U.S. 491 - POSSIBLY MAULED BY A PACK OF DOGS.)


3 comments:

Sweetie Pie said...

The sheriff excuses this killing attack by saying "Well, a storm came through that day." So now when it rains too hard, we can expect all our dogs to turn on us and kill us? Even hours after it stops raining?

Apparently Sheena Truesdale who came to the dead woman's aid owns three pit bulls herself. She's not planning to get rid of them. She still thinks pit bulls are good dogs. One of the videos shows her crying about her neighbor and about her own almost-lost life -- wonder how hard she'll cry when her own pit bulls kill a neighborhood child?

The United States has become the Twilight Zone, full of weird occupants.

Farmer Jane said...

I'm so afraid that one day this will be me. Pits are everywhere. This poor woman. It should have been the owner.

Dayna Hamilton said...

It should always be the stupid adult owner!!!